Gingerbread House StorageMoisture and humidity will be the worst enemy (other than nibbling children!) of your gingerbread house, so be sure and display it in a cool, dry place. You may wish to cover it at night with plastic wrap to not only seal out moisture, but also dust, bugs, and other errant inedibles.
Properly sealed and protected, it is actually possible to keep a gingerbread house up to a year.
For non-edible creations, spray with a clear lacquer (available at craft and hardware stores). You may need several coats for maximum protection.
Gingerbread house decorationsHere comes the fun part: decoration! Decorations are only limited by your imagination. Try gumdrops, chocolate chips, peppermints, candy swirl sticks, licorice, M&M's®, Snow-Caps®, Red Hots®, silver dragées, nonpareils, sprinkles, colored sugars, Necco's® (good for roof), Frosted Shredded Mini-Wheats® or Wheat Chex® (good for a thatched roof look), candied cherries and fruits, Tootsie Rolls® (good for fences and tree trunks), raisins, nuts, mini-cookies, wafer cookies, popcorn, cranberries, and animal crackers. Let your imagination run free!
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