Among others, classic holiday traditions include decorating a tree, baking (and eating) holiday cookies and singing carols. Another festive custom is making gingerbread houses. Though the standard candy-covered home is a DIY must, these wintry house-topped gingerbread cupcakes will easily find a place on your holiday traditions list and also in your tummy :)
– gingerbread cupcakes
– white frosting
– chocolate wafer cookies
– oatmeal bars
– frosted mini wheats
– fruit leather (optional)
– crystalized ginger (optional)
– rosemary sprigs
– cutting board
– icing knife or spatula
You can either purchase pre-maid cupcakes or make your own.
First, add a layer of frosting to your cupcake. Snowfall looks like it’s about a half inch :) Next, add a bit of frosting to the long side of a chocolate wafer and adhere a second wafer to it. The frosting will act like glue, much like it does for a classic gingerbread house.
Cut your wafer in half (perpendicular to the frosting seam), then trim the top of one piece to create a roof. Glue both pieces together with frosting to give your wafer house some depth.
For the roof, cut an oatmeal bar to size, and then use frosting to attach it to the top of your wafers. As an alternative option, use fruit leather.
Last but not least, add a frosted mini wheat or crystalized ginger door to the front of your house and place it on top of the cupcake.
Add a rosemary “tree” to complete the scene.
This little house couldn’t be any cuter! Now we just need to make little candy people to hang out in the scene and have a snowball fight ;)
DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Kurt Andre