Hi, creating a gingerbread house and wondering the best way to go about doing the siding. Should I cut strips of fondant or use royal icing. Want it to look super realistic. Thanks for all the help!! Attached below is a picture of a house with siding similar to the look I am going for.
You are on the right track with the strips of fondant or gum paste, in my opinion. You should probably cut your "boards" and allow them to dry a bit before applying to the gingerbread. If they are relatively firm, it will be easier to apply in a straight line.