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 2 ¾ x 1 ¼ in. and attach to house. Roll out candy and cut squares for windows. Attach windows to door. Use icing to outline windows, pipe beads around door. Attach candy above door and for doorknob.
Decorate house front. Roll fondant into 2 in. by ¾ in, cones for two trees. Attach candy to bottom of trees and attach to front of house. Attach candy under eaves.
Make side and back windows. Roll out candy and cut rectangles for windows and attach to house. Use icing to outline windows and pipe curtains. Attach candy to sides of window. Use icing to pipe dots at sides of window and pipe icicles below 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 smooth. Cut candy into slices and roll out. Attach to roof concentrating more along top of roof. Use icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak and attach candy. Use icing to pipe icicles on roof edges.
Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base. Attach candy for 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.