These little houses make cheerful and bright winter and Valentine decorations.
You'll need a batch of Royal Icing; something to build your house upon - cardstock, parchment paper and cardboard, etc; sugarcubes; various candies; and something for the roof-- we used crackers for one, and cardstock cut into a cone shape for the others (much easier!).
If you'd like a cone roof, cut out a circle according to your circumference and pitch (steep) preference for your roof.
Royal Icing Recipe
3 T meringue powder
6 T warm water
4 cups of powdered sugar
Put the ingredients in your mixer on low (I used 2) for about seven minutes, til it peaks well.
OR 10-12 minutes on high speed with a hand-held mixer.
Hint: We made a second batch, and have leftovers, but the first batch wasn't enough. I'd say this recipe will make two houses, and half again the original recipe for three houses of this size.