Holiday Bonanza: Make Gingerbread Houses & People with The Wilton Method

This post is part of Creativebug’s Holiday Bonanza. Check out the rest of the videos in the series here.

Nothing says Christmas like gingerbread cookies and a candy-covered gingerbread house. In this class, Emily shares the classic Wilton recipe for making gingerbread from scratch, and then demonstrates how to make adorable gingerbread boys and girls. She then moves on to the crowning achievement of any holiday bake-a-thon – a gingerbread house – showing how to expertly construct and decorate a charming little holiday abode.

Ingredients and Tools

Ingredients to make Gingerbread Cookie recipe

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Ground Cloves
  • Solid Vegetable Shortening
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Molasses


  • Large Saucepan
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Silicone Spatulas
  • Medium Recipe Right cookie pans
  • Cookie Spatula
  • Scissors
  • Cookie Pro Ultra II Cookie Press
  • 10 in. x 16 in. Rectangle Cooling Grid
  • 12 in. Rolling Pin
  • 3 pc. Gingerbread Cutter Set

Ingredients to make Royal Icing recipe

  • Wilton Meringue Powder
  • Confectioners’ Sugar
  • Water
  • 12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags
  • Round Decorating Tips #3 and #5
  • Red Sugar
  • Green Sugar
  • Parchment Paper
  • Deluxe Gingerbread Kit


  • 9 in. Angled Spatula
  • 9 in. Fondant Rolling Pin
  • Sparkling White Sugar
  • Sugar Ice Cream Cones
  • Moss Green Icing Color
  • Star Tip #18
  • Stand mixer

Emily is an Assistant Culinary Specialist in the Wilton Test Kitchen and is a Certified Wilton Method® Instructor. Wilton has been teaching people how to decorate amazing treats for over 85 years. Even if you’ve never decorated a cake before, with the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating®, you’ll learn tips and techniques that make it easy for you to create cakes and sweet treats that will impress your friends and family.

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