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Christmastime Mega Chocolate House #2


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!
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Step 1

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.

Step 2

Make front door. Use white icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Use green icing to outline door. Attach candy for doorknob, door window and above door.

Step 3

Make all windows. Roll out candy, cut squares for windows and attach to house. Use white icing to outline windows, pipe in curtains and pipe icicles underneath windows.

Step 4

Decorate house front. Attach candy to front of house under eaves and below windows.

Step 5

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

Step 6

Decorate roof. Use spatula and white icing to ice roof smooth. Use green icing to pipe six horizontal rows of scallops across each roof panel. Use white icing to pipe icicles at each garland point. Attach candy above scallops. Use green icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak and attach candy. Use white icing to attach candy along front eaves.

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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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