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!
Make front door. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut door and attach to house. Use icing to pipe icicles in a circle to form wreath. Attach candy around doorframe and for doorknob.
Make all windows. Attach candy wafers for windows. Use icing to pipe windowpanes. Attach candy to sides of windows.
Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house and lines under eaves.
Decorate roof. Roll fondant into log, ¼ in. dia. Shape into loose zigzag shape. Let dry 1 hour. Use icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak and attach fondant. Attach candy adjacent to roof peak. Use icing to pipe dots on roof and icicles along eaves.
Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base. Attach candy for pathway.
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 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.