I have posted the instructions on how to make this gingerbread house in three parts because that is really how the whole process occurs, in three stages. The making of the Gingerbread, the cutting and baking of the house parts and the building of the house. Which is what I will show you now.
3. on top of two edges of the base place the royal icing and also on one edge of a side piece. Place the side piece and end piece on the base and press edges together firmly. You will need to hold in place for a couple of minutes until it stays in place.
6. Using the icing, glue on the front door and window shutters. You will need to hold them in place for a couple of minutes until they hold firm to house.
9. When you have finished decorating the house with the sweets, place the royal icing sugar in a piping bag and pipe the icing around all the edges and if you feel game and artistic you might be able to pipe some icicles coming off the edges of the roof.