Note: This recipe makes enough for a couple of houses (varies depending on size of house, and how much frosting you end up using.) For our five children to each make a house, I usually make 3 batches of this recipe. I used to triple the recipe, but every year we'd ruin our mixer because it was just too much for it to handle. Finally, I started mixing up smaller batches and this works much better. I usually mix up one batch, and then I let the younger children get started on their houses while I mix up a double batch for the older kids. My mixer is able to handle a doubled batch, but it's a strain for it to do more than that at a time.