No-bake gingerbread house recipe
These gingerbread houses are made from cake rather than traditional biscuits. You can make them with ready-made cake and icing, or using your favourite homemade recipes. They're quick and easy to construct and a super-cute way to serve cake at Christmas.
- 1 shop-bought gingerbread or chocolate loaf cake, or try this recipe for gingerbread cake.
- half a batch of royal icing
- Christmas cake decorations
- Raspberry liquorice pieces
- Icing sugar for dusting
Step 1. Wrap your cake in cling wrap and put it in the freezer for a few hours to make it easier to work with. Using a sharp knife, cut your cake into thick slices, then trim them into squares and matching triangles to make houses and roofs.
Step 2. Using a piping bag, pipe a door shape onto each of the squares. Add Christmas decorations if desired.
Step 3. Dust the roofs with icing sugar, then cut a slit in one side and insert a raspberry liquorice piece into each roof.
Step 4. Pipe some icing onto the top of each square to attach the roof to the house.