assorted candies for decorating: jujubes, jelly beans, sprinkles,
mini chocolate bars, gum, M&Ms raisins, Smarties, other cookies,
Wrap an 8-8 inch piece of cardboard with foil. Place a small
container in center of cardboard, to help keep house upright.
Use graham crackers or kinds of cookies to build your house.
Use royal icing as glue. Decorate house with icing and candies.
You can also cover ice cream cones in royal icing mixed with
green food colouring to use as Christmas trees. Decorate with
candies as well and pipe coloured icing as garland.
3 egg whites
½ tsp cream of tartar
2 cups icing sugar
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff, but not dry. Slowly
add icing sugar. Beating after each addition. Keep covered, in
fridge until ready to use.
Mock Cream Cheese Icing
2 2/3 cups icing sugar
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup butter or margarine
¼ tsp salt
Stir all ingredients over low heat in heavy saucepan then bring
rapidly to a full boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Remove
from heat. Beat with electric beater till lukewarm and of right
consistency to spread. It gets hard like fudge.
For Penuche, use brown sugar instead of white sugar.