Building a gingerbread house during the holiday season can be a rewarding, albeit sometimes frustrating challenge. Depending on the age of the builder, the end results can run the gamut from a goopy yet endearing mess of frosting to a majestic, jaw dropping masterpiece.
Back to reality! If you are planning to build a gingerbread house from a kit, take this advise: do NOT follow the directions on the box. The frosting that they provide is suggested to be used as the glue to hold the structure together, and this will NOT work.
Fire up a hot glue gun and solidify your structure, let it cool and set for a few hours, and then proceed with your decorating.
sources: the first year blog, pinterest, the food network, country living magazine, amino apps