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.
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
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.
Decorate house front. Attach candy to front of house under eaves.
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.
Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house and lines under eaves.
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.
Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base. Attach candy for pathway and in front of house.
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.