Sure, sure, you can build a premade gingerbread house and to be honest I found they didn’t turn out to be as good as I thought it’d be and I’d rather make it from scratch. Especially the icing. BUT, what about chocolate? The possibilities are endless and delicious. I just think of the chocolates I love. Like Milka and Purdy’s but I had the idea to use Kit Kat as it reminded me of logs and for my first chocolate house I thought, why not? The Kit Kat was on sale.
This can get a little messy but it’s not bad as you can lick your way through. All you need is chocolate, chocolate chips, your choice of toppings and stuff to make your icing. The recipe is as follows.
6 bars of chocolate
1 bag of chocolate chips
your edible choices
It’s all rather simple. Melt the chocolate chips, not too melted, though. After melting in the microwave there were still chips not melted but once mixed through it was the right consistency. I poured it into a little zip lock bag.
Snip the tip and I started at the base and ran the chocolate along as it works like glue. You need to move quickly as it melts, lol but it’s so good at the end.
I then cut two pieces for the roof
Now the roof! I used Kit Kat Cookies n’ Cream as it has the white chocolate coating, so it reminded me of snow. I cut 2 pieces off to make the roof fit.
Then placed the 2 pieces on top of the roof. You could leave it open and pipe icing onto it.
Now the fun part! Start decorating. Once the house is complete make the icing:
Royal Icing for the cabin( I call it cabin as mine is a log cabin 😉 ) this amount was enough for the whole cabin/house.
1 egg white
1/2 tsp of vinegar
2 1/2 cups of icing sugar (if you can, get the good stuff and buy organic)
Whisk the egg white and vinegar and add the icing sugar bit by bit, I used my electric beater and beat ’til I got a stiff peak. High speed for about 10 minutes. Fill the pastry bag and start decorating. Have fun to decorate and try making a couple of batches and adding some colour if you want.
I loved using my new Trudeau Cake Decorating Set! The royal icing is thicker and this provided me with excellent results, for a first timer.
Chocolate holds the candy decor really well and so does this icing. I loved piping these little rosebuds and the kids had fun building snow around the house, lining the “logs” and other details.
And now it’s all coming together…
I made little icicles and piped on little windows. As I get more practice I can’t wait to make more. I may even make these as gifts.
And voilá! Our first Chocolate House is complete after a little icing sugar dusting for snow!
What do you think? Will you try making a Chocolate House? Thanks for visiting my blog today. We love picking off the jelly beans, smarties and all the chocolate goodness. However, if you want to make a gingerbread house, check out this amazing template. Here’s where I got my inspiration for the Chocolate House.
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