That's right, why not build a Valentine's gingerbread house?!! Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday to construct a house made entirely of candy and frosting. I was so excited. I ran to the store to stock up on some of our favorite holiday themed goodies and treats.
I assembled the fine ingredients in a few bowls, tossed in a few left over candy canes, since they were the right color... gathered some of my favorite people and away we decorated!
We opted for using some left over canned frosting at our roof base. This worked great because the royal icing they give you is really only enough for decorative touches, icicles, doorways, and the like. This way we could slather the whole roof and lay the candy on thick. Red hots make a lovely trim, don't you think? We used the white royal icing afterwards to put the finishing touches on the roof lines and windows.
We went a little candy "crazy" but as you can see a good time was had by all! Looks like we just started a new little family tradition. You can buy a gingerbread house on clearance after the Christmas holidays and then just save it for Valentines day, to construct your own house of LOVE!