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Gingerbread House Icing

A thick and gooey frosting that's perfect for assembling gingerbread houses! It's still fluffy enough to decorate with but sticky to glue the gingerbread together.
Prep Time7 mins
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Total Time7 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 cups frosting
Calories: 626kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $6


  • Electric Mixer with Whisk Attachment


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar start with 4 cups and see how the texture is, then add the 1/2 cup.
  • food coloring if you want to make different colors.


  • In an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites and cream of tartar together.
  • When the egg whites are whipped to firm peaks, turn the mixer to low and spoon in the powdered sugar.
  • Continue adding in the powdered sugar until it's gone, then turn the mixer on high to whip again.
  • Once it becomes fluffy (only a few minutes) it's done. It should be sticky, fluffy and thick!
  • Divide the frosting into different bowls and add the desired amount of food coloring to each bowl. Whatever colors you want.


Add more powdered sugar if needed to thicken.
Add tablespoon water if the mixture is too thick.
Make different colors using food gel. 
Add flavor with clear flavored extracts.


Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 160g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 165mg | Sugar: 157g | Iron: 1mg