I have a recipe for gingerbread men, but any tips to make it perfect, because I'm competting against a step-brother.
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Definitely use royal icing to decorate your men.
Here's a recipe using egg whites: http://www.foodnetwork...
And here's a recipe using meringue powder: http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Royal-Icing
I usually go with meringue powder (or powdered egg whites). Just easier for me.