This winter ski chalet gingerbread house was made of gingerbread cookies, royal icing, chocolate, and candy. It was 2′ x 2′ x 2′ (61 cm) with jolly rancher windows and was lit from the inside.
I handed it in as my final practicum for culinary school.
Learn more about how to make the candy windows in this video tutorial: Gingerbread House Windows 5 Ways
The chimney was made of jelly beans.
I used chocolate bar squares for the roof tiles and broken chocolate crunch bars for the front walkway. Here are some more Gingerbread House Candy Ideas.
The columns supporting the back porch are made from pirouettes.
The skis are made from gingerbread dough, royal icing and colored sugar. The poles are made from pretzel sticks.
Follow this link to learn about how to make this style of door with embossed wood pattern: Gingerbread House Doors
I follow these guidelines for baking and designing cookie houses:
Gingerbread House Dough Recipe & Baking Instructions
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