How To Decorate Your Homemade Holiday Gingerbread House

How To Decorate Your Homemade Holiday Gingerbread House

A festive homemade gingerbread house is the perfect holiday centerpiece. Eleni Gianopulos, founder of the bakery Eleni’s New York, joins Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live to show how to build the best house. Plus, what tips does she have for getting the kids involved?

houses coming up next. A home made gingerbread house is the perfect center piece plus a great activity to do with your kids. I love this. Sorry. You founded the bakery in new york and you're here to show us how to build these houses. Yes. Intro is complete. Let's begin. I love making a gingerbread house during the holidayses. All about the icing. So first use really thick icing. It's not even moving. I went and prepared a bag for each of you. Right. Super fine. I'm going to show you, start by getting -- it's like glue. Super thick and grab your glue. Do you have glue there? Is this the icing? Paste amazing and plunk it down. I love what you did with the cereal house. That's what you have at home. Whatever you want to decorate with, that's my tip, use it. If you want colorful candy in abundance, like an insane amount, super fun. If you don't want your girls having sugar everywhere, lean on cereal. My mom always made a gingerbread house. How did you get your gum drops so shiny. Use scissors an get a different texture. Some of the candy is too big. Add it in. Candy lego. Or want to put a roof on, a chimney right here. Take a little glue, use your tooth pick, put it down. The chimney is always hard. That's great. What is it made out of? Marshmallows, super fun. Depends on the age you're decorating with. Kids can get impatient so buy bigger candy an also my children love markers. They wrote their letter to santa on cookie and used it as a roof. Take a marker and make a name for your house. Let's say -- where do you get these markers some. I made them. Kids house or -- that is so great. The sign says, the queen is in. That's true. Don't you love how thick the frosting is, it didn't fall down. The thicker the frosting the better it glues. Legos. You can get as creative as possible with all the candies. We'll put this on our website. This is the key, good frosting that sticks. This what is you would make cookies out of. Really loose, delicious for cookies but for frosting, not going to move. Look your house is not moving, sign is not moving. I like these candy legos here. This is a great idea, you got to do this. This is, you know, like no tv, its -- it's at least a couple hours. Absolutely. You can have fun. If you, for example, my daughter, everything is pink and purple. You can buy your colors appropriate for your audience. Maybe you want to have a red and white house or bigger moves. I love the rock candy. Make icicles or let's say you wanted to make a tree. Let's make a tree. Take your scissors, super easy, right. And then maybe you can have a tree right here. Put your frosting in. Stick it down. And you can't make a mistake. If you -- if my tree is not sticking add a little more frosting. More frosting. You can't lose on this. Tastes delicious. You can go with a theme if you want red and white. Look at your red and white one. This is so cute. I had the best time making that house. Each house takes about an hour, two hours, three hours. Depends on how much time you want to put in it and detailed you want to go with the decorations. How long do you let them sit around? How long are they edible? IT'S LIKE JANUARY 10th, THERE'S That gingerbread house, going to toss it out. I think they will hold up for months but taste good at least a month or two. That's go ahead. Yes. I'm sampling. I love what you brought. Most important, have fun. It's the best family tradition. So true. Thank you. The gingerbread and icing recipes on our website accesshollywood.Com. Back with more of my