Basic Gingerbread House and Castle Patterns
Print these patterns on regular, white 8 1/2" x 11" (or larger) paper. Cut out the shapes and place on top of rolled out gingerbread dough to cut out each house or castle piece (then remove the paper and discard).
Bake the pieces per your gingerbread recipe. Decorate with Royal Icing, Whipped Cream Frosting, and various candies and sweet treats
Where to Start on Your Decorating Adventure
There are a lot of sweet treats available for decorating your own unique style of gingerbread house or cookie.
Using mixtures of candy sizes and shapes will make your design more interesting and eye appealing.