Dough for making a non-edible gingerbread house

by Mary Hayes
(Baltimore, Maryland)

Can I use a basic salt dough recipe and dye it brown to make my gingerbread house? Will the royal icing stick to it? The kids are not eating the dough so I was trying to get an inexpensive recipe for dough.


Please let me know

Thank you!

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Oct 16, 2011
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real GB vs Salt dough
by: Anonymous

Last year I used a combination of salt dough and real gingerbread for a large house I made. IMO:
Advantages of salt dough:
White, and you can color it easily
Don't have to bake
Disadvantages:
Doesn't look or smell like real gingerbread; it never has that puffy, baked cookie yummy look.


Dec 12, 2009
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non edible gingerbread house
by: Anonymous

did it work




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Nov 20, 2009
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Non-edible dough
by: Kelly

I would think that would work. Why don't you try a small batch and see how it goes? Please let us know here too!

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