If you have been wanting to make a Gingerbread Haunted House I have some easy tips to create one. I use the Good Cook Haunted House Cookie Cutter Set that made cutting out the Gingerbread house so easy to do. It’s so cute and it has the impressions in the cookie cutter to make the areas to decorate with icing. I have some easy tips to follow to make sure your Gingerbread Haunted House goes together easy and stays together once you have made it. (Yes, they do at times fall apart right after you put them together)
Tip 1: Use the Good Cook Haunted House Cookie Cutter Set to shape your house easily. Just remember to turn one of the big sides of the house to the other side before stamping the dough so that the sides will match up.
Tip 2: I used the Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookie Mix to make my Gingerbread house and I used 2 packages. I then used a little flour and just used my hands to pat out the dough and stamp out the house to bake. Bake as directed on the package.
Tip 3: Let the dough cool after baking and then decorate with the Royal Icing before you put the house together. It makes it easier and the icing won’t run down as your trying to decorate it.
Tip 4: Stuff your Gingerbread house with Homemade Caramel Popcorn to keep the walls in place. You can use 2 small bags of Microwave Popcorn, 32 Kraft Caramels and 2 Tablespoons of water. Make the popcorn in the microwave and while it’s popping, melt the 32 Caramels and 2 tablespoons of water in a double boiler pan. Put popcorn in a large bowl and pour Caramel over the top and mix it well.
Tip 5: Use 2 Walls from the haunted house to figure out how to fill it with popcorn. Make the popcorn go into a square to hold the walls up for the haunted house. Once you have the popcorn built up then add your walls and use a bowl to hold them where you want them and use the royal frosting to hold the house together and let it dry. While your waiting for it to dry keep adding popcorn high enough to hold the roof on.
Tip 6: Once you have a little bit of the popcorn up to where the roof goes then add your roof pieces and use the Royal Icing to hold your roof together and let it all dry for at least 4 hours. Once the royal icing is hard then you can decorate with the rest of the candy and goodies that you want on the outside of your haunted house. I used Monster Ring Suckers, Ghost peeps, and RIP marshmellow suckers from Walgreens, Brach’s Autumn Mix from Dollar General, and other candies that we purchased. You can find a lot of Halloween candy at your favorite stores to make your house amazingly spooky.
The Caramel Popcorn will keep your haunted house together till your ready to tear it apart to eat it. Which my children thought was the best part of making the haunted house. I took my photo’s for this post and they were ripping off the roof to eat it. lol They loved it and it was a lot of fun for us to make. It does take some time to make a Haunted Gingerbread house but totally worth it to see the look on your families face when they see it and get to eat it. We had a movie night and they were eating the house during the movie.
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**Disclosure** I received the Good Cook Haunted House Cookie Cutter Set from Good Cook to make my haunted house to post these tips for you all so that you can make your own Gingerbread haunted house.