Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Gingerbread House

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Making a gingerbread house is a fun holiday tradition that gets the whole family in the festive mood.

Whether you're baking the gingerbread cookie dough from scratch or using graham crackers, there are a few essentials you need to make the perfect one. ET Style has gathered must-have items for building and decorating an adorable gingerbread house, such as icing, baking sheet and, of course, candy!

Plus, be sure to check out our selection of holiday decor for your home and gifting ideas. 

Shop everything you need to build the perfect gingerbread house ahead.

Brach's

Brach's Red and White Peppermint Candy Canes, 12 ct

Amazon

Brach's

Candy cane is an essential for decorating a gingerbread house.

Wilton

Wilton Red Cookie Icing

Target

Wilton

For creating patterns and designs, royal icing made for cookies is best because it hardens as it dries. This bottle tip makes it easy to control for a detailed result. 

Kasmoire

Kasmoire Piping Bags and Tips

Amazon

Kasmoire

Make frosting decoration easy with this piping bag kit that also comes with piping bag couplers, tips and ties.

Uhuse

Walmart 10pcs/set Gingerbread House Cookie Cutter

Walmart

Uhuse

If you're making your own gingerbread dough, be sure to have a good cookie cutter set for precise shapes.

Sur La Table

Sur La Table Silver Classic Half Sheet Pan with Cooling & Baking Grid, Set of 2

Sur La Table

Sur La Table

This aluminized steel baking sheet also comes with a cooling rack.

Dylan's Candy Bar

Dylan's Candy Bar Signature Tackle Box

Dylan's Candy Bar

Dylan's Candy Bar

An assorted candy mix from Dylan's Candy Bar that includes gumdrops, gummies, chocolates and more.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma Gingerbread House Kit

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

If you want to keep things easy and simple, get a gingerbread house kit that comes with all the essentials ready to assemble: pre-baked gingerbread pieces, tray, icings and decorations. 

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