Just a quick explanation here. I was searching everywhere for a Victorian style gingerbread house template and couldn’t find one anywhere. Well, at least anywhere that didn’t want to charge me $10 for it. It’s Christmas folks, seriously? So, I did find a printable paper house that you fold together, so I made a gingerbread template off of that.
I figured I’d throw it up here in case someone else could use it.
I’ll update with a picture of my house when it’s done.
NOTE: There is a page full of shutters, but really, just cut each window (that you cut out of the walls before baking) in half and you’ve got your shutters.
I finally added pictures! Here’s our finished house, after a very loooong night of decorating, and a very tired Oliver who was a massive help. Can’t wait to do it again this year!
The snow on the roof is just coconut. For the windows, I melted down sugar (with a bit of vanilla in it for flavour), then poured it into the empty windows and let cool and harden. I forgot to make a hole in the front though so that the entry windows would light up too.