“They love eating the ones we make,” Starr said. “When I make one, I want people to not only enjoy the scenes, but eventually, enjoy eating them.”
From Family Circle's Dec. 3, 1985 magazine:
GINGERBREAD HOUSE ICING
3 egg whites (medium-sized eggs, at room temperature)
¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 pound sifted powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
Combine ingredients in bowl and beat on high speed for 7 minutes with standard mixer, 10 minutes with handmixer or until very fluffy (it won't hurt to overbeat the mixture). If the consistency is a little runny after beating time has elapsed, beat in a little more powdered sugar until you achieve a fluffy volume. Store at room temperature in airtight container. Keep lid on when not in use. To save time, make all houses at once, assembly-line fashion.