Planning and Making Your Templates
The pan I used for this project had interior dimensions: 17 inches by 12 inches.
The width of the house template should be half of the length of your pan, or a little smaller. The roof pitch shown here is called a 3:12 pitch or 2 1/2 inch rise over 8 inch width (approximate).
Therefore, my cardboard pieces measured:
- Side piece - 8" by 4 1/2".
- Gable end - 8" wide by 4 1/2" tall, rising to 7" tall at the peak,
- Roof - 5 1/2" inches by 9 1/2", which allows about a 1 inch overhang on three sides.
How to Cut the Gingerbread
Cut 2 pieces of gingerbread from each cardboard template. Make sure your template fits the amount of gingerbread you baked. Lay the cardboard on the warm gingerbread and score around them with a sharp knife. Cut through gingerbread and lift out of pan onto cutting board. Cut out doors and windows as desired.