Custom Edible Holiday House Ideas
Forget traditional gingerbread: This year, make your neighbors jealous with a custom holiday house build from unexpected ingredients
Make the house by cutting two store-bought pound cakes into two right-angle triangles and pushing the pieces together. Cut a chimney from the excess, attach with a toothpick and frost.
A Sweet Foundation
Stick shingles made of pastel candy disks right into the frosting. Sprinkles create a walkway, and confectioners' sugar completes the snowy look.
See Clearly Now
Use a rolling pin to flatten fruit chews. Cut out windows and a door, and stick into frosting.
Sweeten the Deal
The trees are ice cream cones covered in green frosting.
All it takes to hold this house together: a little bit of melted chocolate heated in the microwave. A handful of shredded coconut stands in for snow.
Set the Bar High!
Use a combination of chocolate bars (dark, milk, white and cookie-filled) to mix up the look.
The door knob is an M&M's Mini and the windows are blue fruit chews attached with melted chocolate.
The Sweetest Tree
Make a tree with trimmed pretzel sticks held together with melted chocolate. Stick it into an upside-down mini peanut butter cup.
Rustic Log Cabin
Cheese and crackers are so much more fun in house form! The mortar between the pretzels and crackers is spreadable cheese.
Place the pepperoni shingles last and encourage guests to eat up quickly: If this house sits out for too long the shingles can get a little greasy.
You Can Eat the Snow!
It's snowing grated Parmesan cheese!
Not-So-Frosty the Snowman
The mozzarella-ball snowman has peppercorn eyes, a carrot-and-olive hat and a roasted-red-pepper scarf.
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