Hi The 36th Avenue readers.  I am Karen and I blog over at Sugar Town Sweets. Today I want to share with you my quick Mini Mug Peppermint Gingerbread House Tutorial. Christmas is the perfect time to drink hot chocolate and this little house will make the perfect gift for anyone that loves hot cocoa.
It is also a great family Christmas activity and decoration!
 I’ve had this sweet little cookie cutter set for nearly three weeks and yay..I’ve made my tiny little “gingerbread” house! If you’ve visited me in the last month or so, you might think I’m kinda ‘stuck’ on Starlight mints!
I may have to change my name to Sugartown Melted Sweets, what with all the Christmas crafts I’ve made this season.
You can perch these on a mug..or display it with your decorations, which is what I think I’m going to do!
 For this project you’ll need…
Peppermint Candy
A set of small Gingerbread Cookie cutters.
{ I purchased my cutter set at fancy flours. It may seem a bit pricey, but this is one I’ll for sure use again. }
{since I needed only a small amount of icing for construction, this is the recipe I used} 
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Royal Icing Recipe
  • Royal Icing Recipe
  • 1 cup 10 x sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon meringue powder
  • 1½ Tablespoons warm water
  • ½ teaspoon light corn syrup
  1. Cover your mixer bowl with a damp dish towel.
  2. Mix dry ingredients on low.
  3. Add water and corn syrup.
  4. Mix on low 7-10 minutes till you have stiff peaks.


Lined up your candies on Parchment paper and bake @ 325 F degrees for 10 minutes.
Apply non-stick spray liberally to each cutter.
Remove from oven.
Immediately and firmly, press cutters into melted peppermints.
Let cool 3 to 4 minutes. Gently lift up candy piece and press cutters completely through.
Continue gently pressing the candy until free from cutter. Lay finished pieces flat on pan to cool.
 You will need two candy pieces from each of the three cutters for each house.
Now pipe royal icing onto edges of candy pieces.
As this was my first time constructing a house..it was little tricky, until I laid it on its side like so.
When the icing set, I added the final back piece. There, easy peasy. (I’ve been waiting to say that!)
For the chimney, I used a piece of candy cane. Royal icing piped on top makes for some sweet “smoke”. I attached snowflake sprinkles to the top of the roof. Holly sprinkles and silver dragees were also added for a festive touch along with sugar sprinkled on for ‘snow’. I also made a tiny little peppermint heart using the same method as I did with the house.
That’s it! Cute as can be, don’t cha think?
Wishing You All a Blessed Christmas
From Our House to Yours!
Oh my cuteness I love this cute little house so much!
 I can never have enough hot chocolate so this is perfect for me!
Thank you so much Karen for sharing the tutorial with all of us here.
Make sure to visit Sugar Town Sweets and check out there these other yummy ideas!


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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a beautiful day!
Karen and Desiree

20 Responses to Mini Mug Peppermint House

  1. Crystal says:

    Super cute!! Thanks for sharing :)

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