Divide prepared decorating icing in half, use half for decorating the house, the other half for adding "snow" around house (keep remaining half covered with a damp cloth).
Fill decorating bag with icing.
Create door and windows with outlines. Decorate snowdrift effect on windows and add icicles to window sills. Decorate corners of house with zigzags; decorate front of house with dots. Cut jelly rings in half and attach to tops of windows. Cut a smaller jelly ring piece and attach for wreath. For bow on wreath, cut two loops and a round knot from spice drop; attach with dots of icing. Attach mini fruit-flavored candies to sides of windows and door.
Cut jelly rings in half, positioned on roof peak.
Using a spatula, ice snow on base fluffy. Cut spice drop pieces and attach to base for walkway. Attach whole spice drops around base of house.
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The thing most people don't realize about making a good gingerbread house is the time that is involved in them. They take a lot of time, about 5 years ago I made my first house and I took a class from a Wilton teacher to teach us how. The class went long, but it was only my family in there and we all like things to look almost perfect. There usually isn't enought icing in the prebaked kits, but royal icing is easy to whip up, but it does dry quickly. All in all if you are willing to take the time it is well worth it, they are a great seasonal decoration.