Every Christmas my daughter Scarlet and I celebrate the most special tradition: we make gingerbread houses, just the two of us. And every year they get more elaborate (e.g., two stories, guest house) and time consuming (all weekend). This year, for some reason, time just isn’t on our side. Between travel and family and parties we had to figure out a way to honor our tradition in a flash. And that’s when the Christmas light bulb went off in my head: pop tarts! Pop tarts are perfect for ginger bread houses; they’re frosted and look like snow and thus make for the perfect roof. Then we used all types of Kellogg’s cereal we had in the pantry to decorate the house, yard, and sidewalk. Not only was this our coolest gingerbread house yet, it was by far the most fun to eat.
Check out the DIY Pop-Tarts Gingerbread House after the jump…
DIY Pop-Tarts Gingerbread House
What you need:
Pop-Tarts like Confetti cupcake for the roof and Peanut Butter for the walls, and I found the most adorable limited edition Sugar Cookie with images (see the penguin family!).
Tin foil covered board
For the Icing:
1 lb confectioner’s sugar
2 egg whites
¼ teaspoon lemon juice
Place ingredient in the bowl of a mixer and beat on medium high until thick and stiff peaks form, scrape down sides when necessary. Place into piping bag fitted with a small round tip or place in a plastic bag, seal closed and cut a very small piece off the corner.
Kellogg’s Cereal like: Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Cocoa Krispies, Frosted Flakes, and Cracklin’ Oat Bran.
Candies like mini candy canes and other colorful, hard candies.
Yogurt covered pretzels.