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Creative Candy Cottage #2


Ready for some holiday fun? Get family and friends together and decorate a candy-covered gingerbread cottage. Kit includes bright and colorful candy, green fondant and icing and all the ideas you will need to have an awesome time this holiday season.
Makes: 1
Skill Level: Intermediate

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Step 1

Make front door. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut door and attach to house. Use icing to outline door window. Attach candy around doorframe and for doorknob

Step 2

Make front windows. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut two rectangle windows and attach to house. Use icing to outline windows, windowpanes and pipe icicles. Attach candy above and on sides of windows.

Step 3

Decorate house front. Attach candy to front of house under eaves.

Step 4

Make side and back windows. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut square windows and attach to house. Use icing to outline windows, windowpanes and pipe icicles. Attach candy above and on sides of 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 icing to ice roof. Attach candy to roof, concentrating more candy along top and back of house. Use icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak and attach candy. Use icing to pipe icicles on roof edges and attach candy on front.

Step 7

Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base. Attach candy for pathway and in front of house.

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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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