Unicorn Gingerbread House!

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Party like a unicorn! What would a unicorn party look like? Rainbow milkshakes, piles of perfect pastel meringues, a BONKERS UNICORN CAKE in its unicorn likeness … because everyone likes to eat something that looks like themselves, it’s fun, it’s frolicky, it’s cannibal-y … Yep. Today we have a casual times gingerbread A-frame house. I’ve always loved an A-frame house. So snowy-Germanic-romantic, so ski-lodgey good. So here goes. Ginge house. Let’s do it. I used this Martha Stewart gingerbread house recipe, except I omitted the cloves (I loathe cloves! Doesn’t that sound like someone who has a lisp saying I love clothes?) and black pepper. The recipe will make enough for 3 of these A-framers, whose sides are 5 inches tall. You can find templates for the A-frame house here! Make your dough, chill it for at least an hour, roll it out and use a sharp knife to cut out your house. Don’t forget to bake your unicorn cookie, or any other cut-out cookie extras you want to help adorn your house! Bake and let cool completely. Make a batch of royal icing for your house “glue.”

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Hot Tip #1: Ice your designs on your house BEFORE you assemble. You’ll have more control working on your designs while they’re flat. Use a very small open circle tip to pipe dots and lines!

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Hot Tip #2: Frost some royal icing glue all up on a cake board and stick down your A frame sides. You MUST hold them in place for at least 5 minutes or so until the icing starts to set; wait at least 30 minutes until totally dry before adding the rectangular sides.

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Add the sides with a delightful amount of royal icing adhesive! The beautiful part about royal icing – it LOOKS LIKE SNOW which makes your house extra darling, extra Wintery and snowy cute.

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Hot Tip #3: If, like me, even though you made your house from a template, the roof isn’t exactly perfect, use some of those extra cookies you baked off to add a cool-guy special solar-paneled roof. Hehe.

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Hot Tip #4: Swap out your piping tip for a mini open star tip for that ruffly snowy look!

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Swag up the sides. Swag it. Practice this on a piece of parchment paper first if you want, or just go for it! Casual gingerbread house times!

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Hot Tip #5: Outline your unicorn with the royal icing fitted with the small open circle tip; make a small bowl of “flood” icing by adding a few drops of water to the icing until the icing is of flooding consistency. If you overdid it with the water, simply add more icing sugar to thicken it up a bit. I applied the flood icing with a spoon and then used a wooden skewer to gently coax the icing out to the edges.

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Candy decorating time!

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Let your iced white unicorn completely dry. Then, using edible markers, add a face, stripes for the horn and sweet flowing hair. Or, you can pipe all of that on. My unicorn sort of looks like a polar bear with a stick on its forehead and a purple wig. I am okay with this.

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Hot Tip #6: Add a GUMMY ICE CREAM CONE FENCE and your unicorn party house is complete!

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Happy unicorn gingerbread house making, my friends! PS SHOW ME YOUR GINGERBREAD~ ! Leave me a link in the comments! I am seriously excited about ginge houses this year.

unicorn party house - gingerbread! - coco cake land

I’m also DEEP into Buche de Noel! I soooo wanted to try and make one this year but time is dwindling and I don’t think I’ll be able to. (BUT LOOK AT KELLY’S AMAZING TIE DYE YULE LOG CAKE!) One day, Buche. One frigging day. xo Lyndsay

16 Responses to “Unicorn Gingerbread House!”

  1. Sarah

    Oh my gosh, how adorable. The ice cream cones out front are the sweetest touch. Happy holidays to your little fam! <3

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hehe aw thanks Sarah! Happy holidays to you, too! XO

  2. Courtney | Fork to Belly

    WHAT. You amazing, amazing woman. Can I vacation there with Unicorn Cookie and drink hot cocoa and eat the gummy ice cream cones? Pls pls pls!

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Haha! Oh my gosh of course! That would be hilarious and fun … XO

  3. movita beaucoup

    Next year I expect you to compete in Ginger 2016.

    Bring unicorns.

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      EEPS! I would love to. I absolutely loved being a part of the judging panel this year – such a fun and hilarious competition! xo

  4. Tessa Huff // Style Sweet CA

    Sooooo cute! I mean, if there is going to be a house made of candy, then there might as well be a unicorn too =) I love the modern design! So candy chic, hehe. Also, you had me smiling at “hot tip” lol.

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      haha! thanks Tessa! xo

  5. Kari

    That is too adorable!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thank you, Kari! xo

  6. Courtney Bentley

    OMG I love love love this! ITs so festive yet so fantasy! xo C

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Thank you Courtney! Ha, I love the festive meets fantasy! ^__^

  7. chiara

    I LOVE the way you did the unicorn! Actually I love the whole project!

    Wishing you a happy and healthy and best holidays ever, Lyndsay!!! xoxoxo Chiara

    Reply
    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Aw thank you sweet friend! Hoping you and your family have an awesome holiday too, Chiara!! XO

  8. Sue {Munchkin Munchies}

    I could not love this unicorn gingerbread house more! The fince is so cute too!

    Reply
    1. Sue {Munchkin Munchies}

      FENCE

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