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. Use icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Use icing to pipe dots around door. Attach candy for wreath and for doorknob.
Make front windows. Roll out candy and cut squares. Attach to house. Use icing to pipe dots around windows.
Make side and back windows. Roll out candy and cut into squares. Attach candy to house for windows. Use icing to outline and pipe dots around windows.
Decorate house sides. Roll out candy and cut three diamond shapes; attach to house under eaves. Use icing to outline, pipe icing outline horizontally and pipe beads. Attach candy under eaves.
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. Use icing to pipe four lines and four rows of beads, vertically and evenly spaced, on roof panels. Attach candy to roof. Use icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak and attach candy. Use icing to outline eaves and attach candy. Use icing to pipe icicles on roof edges.
Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base. Roll out candy and cut into random shapes; attach candy for pathway. Shape fondant into trees and bushes and attach around 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.