frosting for gingerbread houses

                Now that the holidays are pretty much over, was there anything you wanted to do but didn’t have the time, resources, energy, etc?  Though I didn’t get to it this past holiday season, I like making gingerbread houses (and then slowly eating them piece by piece!) and think it can be done any time of the year.  My daughter’s 2nd grade teacher, Stephanie Franz, gave out this recipe for frosting:


2 lb. bag of powdered sugar

6 egg whites

1 teaspoon of cream of tartar

Mix and beat at high speed for 5 minutes.  Beat until it peaks.  Cover with a damp cloth.  Refrigerate.


We used this in the Children’s Dept for our Passport to the World–Germany program.  It was a great success!  I hope you’ll try the recipe and let us know what you think; then, think about attending a Passport to the World program.  The programs are fun yet educational and each one has something different to offer.  The next one is Saturday, February 21 at 2:00pm and will feature Korea.     

About Kathy

Senior Librarian, Children's Dept, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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