Can gingerbread be "attached" to plastic?

I need to make a gingerbread house that will need to be transported to 3 different locations so it needs to be sturdy. It will not need to be eaten. I have one of those reusable plastic candy houses that snap together. If I use the plastic house parts as templates for the gingerbread house parts, would it work to attach the gingerbread parts with royal icing directly to the plastic house so as to get the authentic gingerbread look but have a sturdier structure?

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Nov 03, 2014
I would think so
by: Kelly

I've never attached gingerbread to plastic, but I've done the same with cardboard many times and I would think that royal icing would stick just fine to plastic as well. You may just want to do a quick test first.

If it doesn't work well (since plastic is less porous than cardboard), you could always use those same plastic pieces as templates for cardboard as well as your dough and then re-build the house structure out of cardboard & duct tape.

Good luck and please come back and share photos!

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