Candy House Decorator Icing Recipe
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 336g
Dietary Fiber 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup egg whites (about 3)
- 2-1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage).
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar mixture, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved, about 8-10 minutes. Use to decorate gingerbread houses or other holiday projects as desired. Yield: 5 cups.
Here are some tips from Susan about making candy houses
- The frosting should be made the day of the "event" or can be made a day ahead if the frosting container is sealed tightly and put in the refrigerator. The frosting dries quickly so keep unused portions covered. I usually make a double batch. A single batch frosts 5 small milk carton houses and a double batch frosts 3 houses like the pattern provided.
- I am an art teacher at Swallow Elementary School in Hartland, Wisconsin and always love to have a fun project for the holidays. The kindergarten teachers save the milk cartons. I send home a list with the students of what types of candy, cookies, cereals and crackers to bring in. I hot glue the milk cartons on an upside down thick paper plate, put names on the underside of the plates and make the frosting. Parents of my kindergarten students are invited to come help divide the candy on the tables and frost the houses. I talk about being an architect and ask my students how they would design a house made out of candy needing a door, windows, roof etc. Following the frosting of the building (milk carton), my students start to decorate the building with all of the candy and stuff that they brought. The project dries in 2 days and the parents stop by after the School Christmas program to take their children's creations home.
- I have made the houses out of corrugated cardboard but you could also make it out of wood. What about your own house in miniature?
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