Cutting windows out of pre-made gingerbread houses?

by KT
(Denver )

Hi - we have a hard core gingerbread house competition every year and one of the requirements is that everyone start with the same pre-made gingerbread house. We want to figure out a way to cut windows out of the house and insert glass windows. Has anyone successfully done this without cracking the gingerbread?

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Nov 16, 2021
Cutting into a pre made gingerbread
by: Anonymous

I'm assuming but never attempted this myself is to heat a pairing knife for 30secs till the tip is nice and hot and slowly cut the windows out I read this is how you cut a peppermint stick so I can only assume this would work for the gingerbread house too

Nov 11, 2018

by: Kelly

Assuming we have a backup plan in case this doesn't work (can you start over with a new one?), I've had good luck softening gingerbread temporarily by wrapping it in a damp paper towel and microwaving for a few seconds. Once it's soft, you should be able to cut out windows with a very sharp knife.

Good luck and share pictures of your finished results please!

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