Gingerbread House

Intermediate
RRP
$180 - $240

Learn to make a beautiful snow covered Gingerbread House for Christmas!

This tutorial will take you through all the stages of creating this beautiful Gingerbread House. Chef Yener shows you some new ways to create unique textures and ideas that you can apply to other cake projects.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Gingerbread House Tutorial Course Material
This PDF contains actual size blueprints from the top and front views of the gingerbread house. It also includes a number of different guides to help accomplish the project.

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:34:57
The Plan
5:38
Tools & Materials
3:03
Recipes & Ingredients
3:24
About Gingerbread Dough
4:42
Rolling the Gingerbread
9:08
Preparing the Chimney
5:45
Preparing the Balcony Rail & Wooden Logs
14:52
Preparing the Red Parts
8:00
Preparing the Blue Parts
8:36
Preparing the Tree
11:42
Preparing the Chimney Walls
4:56
Preparing the House Walls
12:31
Part 2
1:38:15
Preparing the Weatherboard Walls
14:02
Assembling the Window Frames
4:34
Assembling the Front of the House
10:56
Attaching the Windows
1:32
Assembling the Chimney
3:23
Assembling the House Walls & Chimney
9:17
Assembling the Roof
8:21
Piping the Roof's Edges
4:01
Making the Crazy Paving
9:44
Covering the Roof with Snow
15:47
Assembling the Balcony, Logs & Fence
5:06
Assembling the Tree
3:15
Final Touches
7:49
Total Duration
3:13:13

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you’ve discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results.

What you will need
Tools
  • 1 Baking tray with baking paper (41cm x 29cm)
  • Corn starch (for dusting)
  • Rolling Pin (Large and small)
  • Wooden skewer (for docking)
  • Set of brushes (for milk, gelatine and chocolate)
  • Set of knives
  • 30mm Heart cutter
  • Water brush (for gluing and smoothing)
  • Piping bag with 4mm star nozzle
  • Pen knife
Materials
Recipes
  • 1600g Gingerbread dough
  • 40g Gelatin glaze
    – 5g Gelatin
    – 35g Water
  • Hardened rolling fondant (extra icing sugar)
    – 800g White
    – 100g Blue
    – 100g Red
  • 800g Regular rolling fondant
Ingredients
  • Milk (to brush the gingerbread dough)
  • Dark chocolate
  • Oil
  • 2 x Gelatin leaves
  • 150g Cornflakes
  • 400g White chocolate
  • Green colour paste
Recommendations
  • Watch the entire tutorial completely and take notes while comparing the tools list to what tools you have available to you.
  • This is art, and no method or technique is set in stone. This is why we recommend you watch the entire tutorial first before you start gathering all the things in the list above. You may think of ways you might substitute tools or techniques with your own ideas.

21 Comments

  • Thank you verry much teacher for the wonderfull and full of tips tutorial!!! I would like to ask you ,why you put liqued (water) to powder colour and not oil from the start to dilute the colour for your chocolate, wouldn’t the powder colour melt with oil?

    • Serdar Yener

      No, ordinary powder colors will not dissolve in water. If you want to add powder colour in to chocolate you have to mix with water first and add into chocolate. consequences will be thicker chocolate. If chocolate seized then you have to add more hot water to get the chocolate into creamy texture again but it will not solidify anymore.

  • im so confused, i think im missing something, in the beginning it says you only need 2 trays, but the printable template says small and large house? help o is it 3 trays

    • Serdar Yener

      Hi Big Puppy, If you like to do exact size what I did in tutorial, you have to print first 4 pages and joint 1-2( 1 tray) & 3-4 ( another tray) which you need to bake 2 trays of GB. I also provide 2 more pages additional which makes 1 tray only just incase you like to make smaller version of it. Thank you and sorry for the confusion. If you still not clear please ask me again.

  • This gingerbread house is beyond anyone’s expectations. You are so precise and clear in everything you do and your so are your instructions. Thank you!

    BTW may I suggest that you make available your rolled fondant recipe for a fee. I’m sure you’ll have hundreds of very grateful subscribers!

  • I think this gingerbread house is stunning and would love to make it as a Christmas gift for a special family with lots of children. I would have to give them the gift 2 weeks before Christmas. Would the gingerbread still be edible made so far in advance?

  • Dear Yener
    Wow I love it it’s spectacular fantastic piece. I’m a regular baker although my cakes are tasty but they’re not pretty like yours hopefully one day I’ll be half as good as you.

  • Fabulous gingerbread house you have some amazing techniques I learned a lot from watching this course

    I love vintage books of baking and cake decorating techniques you mentioned one in your video do you have a favorite?

  • One final comment. I really appreciated the technique to easily make the balcony. It is a wonderful tip.

  • Thank you Chef. I have made gingerbread houses previously, but learned some exceptional tips from your tutorial. Your tree is so simple to make and yet has great texture. They are quite a step up from the piped royal icing over an ice cream cone. Also, I found your chimney presentation quite interesting along with the paving stones cemented with chocolate. I thought the extra chimney scraps would also work well as a front sidewalk using some dark chocolate to secure it to the board.

  • I feel lucky to be able to learn from such a great pastry master and a very patient one, too. In the gingerbread dough recipe, I don’t have a clear idea when to add the flour, spices and egg. Thanks a million for your help.

  • Dear Serdar, then I will take your advice and stick to my child

  • Fantastic, wonderful house !!!! Really love your site, you have learned a lot, Thank you !!!

  • It really is a beautiful house!
    I have made a couple of them in the past years, and also tried to make them look more like houses and less than toys, but they were still more in the traditional style. This year I will definitely follow your tutorial.
    One question: I have used for decades a very good (taste- and texturewise) recipe for gingerbread that stays soft inside, while keeping a sound structure in bigger pieces. I assume that it will work well also for this Project, or would you reccomend me to use the one on your website?
    Thank you for the great tutorials, I consider myself very fortunate to have the priviledge of learning from such an outstanding teacher -:)
    Take care all of you, Elisabetta

    • Serdar Yener

      Dear Elisabetta I am sure my gingerbread is not the best but it listens to me every time .a chef and the recipe is like child and mutter if you have that child always listens to you no need to adopt a new child. Thanks for your kindness.

  • Sooooo beyond excited for this!!! Can’t wait!

  • Очень красиво, буду с нетерпением ждать урока, Спасибо!!!!

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