A Functional Frosting Formula

When making gingerbread houses during this holiday season, it is always important to have an additional frosting supply. If using a premade package, the frosting tends to need some assistance or a whole new batch is required. Try this simple icing recipe to elevate your next gingerbread creation.


Amelia McCrory

The finished product

Amelia McCrory, Columnist


  • 2 large egg whites at room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar


  • In a large bowl, whip egg whites together until foamy.
  • Add cream of tartar to bowl and continue to beat for 30 seconds. Repeat two or three times.
  • Distribute powdered sugar into the bowl slowly while mixing. 
  • Once powdered sugar is incorporated, turn on mixer to high and beat until icing is a thick consistency (about 3-5 minutes).
  • Refrigerate until use. 

Utilize this delicious frosting to help your gingerbread masterpiece stay structurally sound. Afterall, there’s no better time of year for things to go as planned other than Christmas!