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. Use icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Before icing dries use toothpick and mark wood grain pattern on door. Roll fondant log and attach around door. Roll fondant into thin log, shape into handle and let dry 30 minutes. Attach handle to door. Roll out candy and shape into window and attach to door. Use icing to outline doorframe.
Make all windows. Roll out candy and cut square windows. Attach to house. Cut candy into quarters and attach to corners of windows. Use icing to outline windows.
Decorate house front. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut to fit front of house and attach. Roll out candy into a circle and attach to fondant. Use icing to outline window and bottom of fondant edge and pipe dots. Cut candy in half and attach to sides of window.
Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house and lines under eaves.
Decorate roof. Use spatula and icing to ice roof smooth. Use toothpick to mark wood grain pattern on roof. Cut candy in half. Use icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak icicles along eaves. Attach candy to roof peak and along front and back eaves.
Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base. Attach candy for steps and 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.