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Candy Sweet Gingerbread House #1


Trimmed with lots of colorful candy and bright green fondant, this Gingerbread House Kit has the designs that add excitement to your Christmas celebrations. After all, everyone loves all that candy! Making a candy sweet gingerbread house is great fun for kids and adults alike!
Makes: 1
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Make front door. Use icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Attach half candy for window on door. Use icing to outline door window and bottom door panel. Attach candy around door and for doorknob.

Step 2

Make all windows. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut into rectangles for windows. Roll out candy and cut into rectangles sized to fit smaller and inside fondant pieces. Attach fondant and candy rectangles for windows. Use icing to outline windows and windowpanes. Attach candy to sides of windows.

Step 3

Decorate house front. Cut candy in half and attach in three rows at top of house. Use icing to pipe scrolls above windows.

Step 4

Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house and lines under eaves.

Step 5

Decorate roof. Use spatula and icing to ice roof smooth. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut approx. 54 flags, ¾ in. on each side. Use icing to pipe three swags on each roof panel and attach fondant flags. Attach candy to every other flag. Use icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak and attach candy. Cut candy in half and attach to front eaves.

Step 6

Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base. Cut candy in half and attach for pathway.

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Techniques Used

Easy-to-complete technique combines using a bag and tip to pipe icing dots and then using the blade of a spatula to pull out one edge. This technique can cover small and large areas with stunning results.

The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

Combine outlines and curls into icing swirls to add an impressive look with minimal effort. Swirls are the perfect technique to cover large areas such as gingerbread house roofs and cake tops.

An iconic decorative symbol representing European royal coat of arms. The swirled shells of Fleur de Lis represent a stylized lily.

There's no need to have a plain gingerbread house roof if you have a spatula on hand. Many different textures can be created by using a spatula to make a look of fallen snow, shingles and stucco.

Discover how adding a simple icing technique--a “C “-motion to icing outlines will highlight your decorating with fun and flair.

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The pull-out star technique can be used for fun, furry creatures, or for textured hair for your cakes.

Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.

The drop string is traditionally used as decoration on the sides of the cake and is the basis of more ornate string work. Called a "drop" string because the line of piped icing is allowed to "drop" or fall, by itself, before reattaching it to your cake. Pipe a row of single strings or multiple strings in rows of two or three.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Icicles capture the magical moment of snow falling and gracefully trailing down a winter cottage. Add this magical look effect to roof edges, windowsills and trees.

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