Divide prepared decorating icing in half, use half for decorating house, the other half for adding "snow" around house (keep remaining half covered with a damp cloth).
Fill decorating bag with icing.
Create windows and windowpanes with outlines. Decorate edges of windows and door area with zigzags. Decorate zigzag garland above door.
Cut ball-shaped pieces from spice drops and attach above door with icing to form wreath. Cut and attach small spice drop piece for doorknob.
Decorate seams of house with zigzags.
Using a spatula, ice roof with wavy motion, pulling slightly over eaves. Cut spice drops in half horizontally and attach to roof and at garland points. Cut jelly fruit slices in half and attach to roof peak.
Using a spatula, ice snow on base fluffy. Cut jelly spearmint leaves to various heights; attach leaves and spice drops around base of house.
What a welcoming, cozy little cottage. Zigzag icing snow designs on roof topped with candy and punctuated with festive icicles. A dream house trimmed with bright and tempting candies and borders with green leaf trees.
Evergreen trees are created from cut green leaves and placed on every corner of this cottage. Even an evergreen wreath hangs above the front doorway. A colorful, stained-glass inspired walkway leads to the house.
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y boys love to make one of these every Christmas. I dread it. Mostly because I am a perfectionist and they are not. And because they always want to eat it and I think those pre-made kits taste like cardboard.
Date published: 2011-05-13
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