Does it need to be royal icing?

I'm planning an event for children and we are going to decorate pre made ginger bread houses. The house will already be put together and we just need icing to put the candy on. Can we use standard white frosting from the grocery store? Or does it have to be royal frosting to make it stick? If so, where can you buy pre-made royal frosting?

Thanks in advance!

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Oct 22, 2010
Regular Frosting will not work
by: Kelly

Frosting (such as store-bought cake frosting) does not get hard over time and so, therefore, will not hold gingerbread pieces together or candy/decorations to the gingerbread. You need something like royal icing which sets hard.

You can purchase pre-made royal icing at many craft stores or online, or you can make your own fairly easily with recipes on this site.

Good luck with your event!

Oct 22, 2010
Royal Icing
by: Frankie

Yes, I do think that royal icing is best.

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