Making gingerbread houses for Christmas has been a tradition in my family for the past 6 or 7 years and it's about that time again. This is my first year as a vegan and I'm running into some difficulties. Our recipe for gingerbread was easily veganized (as it only contained one egg that we replaced with Ener-G to much success) and it's pretty easy to find some vegan candy/snacks for decorating, but I'm having trouble coming up with a way to replace the royal icing. I know I saw a post not too recently requesting a royal icing recipe, but it was for cookie decorating and all the responses seemed mostly to produce a thin icing that took hours to harden. I need something that will be similar to non-vegan royal icing; it has to be able to harden in a few minutes and it has to be able to get really super hard and hold up pieces of gingerbread.
I know I'm going out on a limb, especially since this question was just asked, but if anyone has any experience with vegan gingerbread houses, I'd really appreciate it!!!