This is my second year creating a gingerbread house with my oldest daughter. Last year we put together one single regular sized gingerbread house, I found it hard to keep the walls from falling down. When, I saw this mini village in A.C. Moore the other day, I thought sure why not try this, it has got to be easier than the other one from last year.
My 3 year old thought that it was really fun to make four houses instead of one. I started out constructing the houses as instructed, using the icing bag. After a few minutes I realized that that was not going to work, instead I used a icing knife that I had to apply the frosting. I also heated the frosting in the microwave for 15 seconds to make it easier to spread.
My daughter definitely did not have the patience to wait the 3 or 4 hours to decorate the roofs. So, I just reheated the icing and applied it with the icing knife again to the roofs. One thing I found was that they do not give you enough icing to ice all the houses. If you try this you may want to by extra icing.
These gingerbread houses may not look perfect, but, we had fun creating. My daughter was very proud that she took part in creating them.