Kits basically offer the pieces to your house already baked — all you have to do is the fun part: make some icing and start decorating and making memories.
WHERE TO FIND KITS
Wilton, Orbit, Gingerhaus and Create-a-treat kits and related accessories also are available from Amazon.com.
Makes about 3 cups
Hands on: 2 minutes
Total time: 7 minutes
Use this icing "glue" to put together a gingerbread house, or to pipe decorative designs on cakes and cookies. You can also use the recipe in the booklet inside the Wilton Meringue Powder canister.
4 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons meringue powder
6 to 7 tablespoons warm water
With an electric mixer using a whip attachment, whip confectioners' sugar, meringue powder and water in a bowl until incorporated, Continue beating on medium speed for 7 minutes. Keep the icing covered with a moist paper towel when not using.
Per tablespoon: 25 calories (no calories from fat), trace protein, 6 grams carbohydrates, no fiber, no fat, no cholesterol, 2 milligrams sodium.