After printing, you will need to cut out the template of furniture pieces.
Outline the pieces on the dough and then cut them out
Then, comes the exciting part. Make a fresh batch of gingerbread dough. Lay the template on the dough and trace around them to cut out pieces of gingerbread.
Then bake, assemble, and decorate!
Assembling the pieces seems like a delicate job. The manual suggests either warm sugar or icing to “glue” the pieces together. It says, “When using sugar: melt some granulated sugar in a frying pan to make dipping the big gingerbread pieces easier. The sugar dries quickly, in a minute or two. This step is hot, so be careful!”
Sounds like a recipe for lots of deformed tables and chairs.
Nevertheless, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how perfect the gingerbread home looks. It’s the sweet warmth and laughter that truly makes a house a home. Even a gingerbread one.