This year’s gingerbread house was called “Santa’s Mountain Chalet“. It had a main house, the “chalet”, as well as a stable for the reindeer and a pad in the back for Santa’s sleigh. I made the sleigh from gingerbread, fondant, icing, and sprinkles.
I started by rolling out the gingerbread I made using this recipe.
I drew out the design of my sleigh and traced it onto a piece of plastic.
I cut the sleigh shape out of the plastic and placed it on top of the gingerbread. (I use the plastic because paper tends to stick to the gingerbread)
I cut out two of the sleigh shapes facing opposite ways.
I baked the gingerbread shapes until they were browned just on the edges.
Once the gingerbread cooled, I covered the body of the sled in red fondant.
I used icing to fill in the sled borders and covered the icing with small white sprinkles.
I baked two small rectangles of gingerbread and covered them the same way I did the other parts and used them as the front and back of the sled.
For the runners, I used larger silver sprinkles that I applied with the icing.
I made some fondant gifts to put in the sleigh.
Of course I forgot to take pictures of the actual process of gluing the sleigh together, but you get the point. I used the icing to connect the four sides. Then I glued a few more random pieces of gingerbread inside so I could put the gifts on top of something and cover up the seams.
I was pleased with the result.