This mega house is bigger in size, and better because it is made of chocolate cookies! Kit includes lots of icing, lots of candy and a brightly colored printed board to make finishing the house a fun and festive scene. This year, celebrate Christmas by hosting a chocolate cookie house decorating party for family, friends and chocolate lovers!
Attach board. Before decorating, position the printed board around the house so it fits without any gaps. Secure the board with dots of icing if necessary.
Make front door. Use green icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Roll out candy and cut square for window. Attach. Use white icing to outline door and window. Attach candy for doorknob.
Make all windows. Roll out candy, cut squares for windows and attach to house. Use white icing to outline windows, windowpanes and icicles underneath windows. Attach candy on sides and underneath windows.
Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house and lines under eaves. Attach candy at corners of house.
Decorate house front. Attach candy to front of house under eaves starting from above the door and moving up towards the house peak, for doorstep and under windows. Use green icing to pipe dots around candy under windows.
Decorate roof. Use spatula and white icing to ice roof smooth. Use white and green icings to pipe six horizontal rows of scallops across each roof panel. Attach candy to garland points. Use white icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak and attach candy. Use white icing to pipe icicles along eaves.
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.