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High-Voltage Christmas Gingerbread House


Build a High-Voltage Christmas scene using a Wilton Pre-Baked Gingerbread House Kit. This design adds extra candy trims, cookie ?people,? and ice cream cone trees to your winter wonderland.
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Step 1

In advance: Take thick foamcore board or cardboard and wrap with foil. Make trees. Stack 2 or 3 cones for taller trees, use single cones for others.

Step 2

Working from bottom, pipe rows of tip 12 elongated bead branches. After piping each row of beads, flatten slightly by running spatula over top of beads.

Step 3

Overlap rows of beads as you work toward top. Attach mini candies and spice drop halves to trees; add tip 5 pull-out snow. Let dry overnight. Prepare gingerbread and cut 9 head cookies (3 used on back) using medium Cut-Out. Bake and cool.

Step 4

Assemble house following kit directions. Using toothpick, mark 2 in. square side and top front windows and 3 in. square bottom front window; mark door and door window using pattern.

Step 5

Ice door and windows smooth with spatula. Pipe outline panes on door window using tip 5 from kit.

Step 6

For front windows, cut fruit slices lengthwise in half and attach with icing for shutters. Pipe tip 5 outline curtains on bottom front window. Attach mini chocolates around all windows and for doorknob.

Step 7

Attach stacked jelly ring, hollow center candy and mini chocolate above all windows and door. Attach spice drop halves above windows and candy cane ledges below. Pipe tip 5 seams at house corners; attach mini chocolates.

Step 8

Ice roof smooth; pipe tip 5 pull-out icicles on eaves and chimney. Attach cherry sours and mini jelly halves on roof. Attach pinwheel mints on eaves, mini jelly halves and candy canes on chimney and jelly rings at roof peak.

Step 9

Decorate gingerbread heads. Pipe hair and facial features with tip 5. Attach heads in windows.

Step 10

Ice base fluffy. Attach jelly ring halves around house and walkway. Attach spice drops and mini candies on alternating rings. Cut spearmint leaves lengthwise in half; position under windows for bushes. Position trees.

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Royal Icing (optional, if extra icing is needed)

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder (optional)

Pinwheel Mints

Pinwheel Mints (12 ounces)

Jelly Rings

Jelly Rings (12 ounces)

Candy Canes

Candy Canes

Hollow center fruit candies

Hollow center fruit candies

Mini candy-coated chocolates

Mini candy-coated chocolates

spice drops

spice drops

Candy fruit slices

Candy fruit slices

Sugar cones

Sugar cones

Tools

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Angled Spatula

Angled Spatula

17 x 19 x 1/2 in. thick foamcore board

17 x 19 x 1/2 in. thick foamcore board (or triple-thick cardboard)

Foil

Foil

Small Plastic Ruler

Small Plastic Ruler

Toothpick

Toothpick

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High-Voltage Christmas Gingerbread House is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would just like to say we were all disappointed in trying to put together the houses. We could not make them stay together. The frosting never held the sides and tops together. We had bought 10 houses and not one was completed. They were a lot of money and we did not think they were worth it. We used them as a project for a Christmas and were very disappointed. We were wondering if we could have some compensation for what we spent. All of them went into the garbage pails. Thanking you in advance for your attention to this matter. joankovi@comcast.net
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was great fun! I have two 7 year old granddaughters. They each decorated half. And loved it. The next day they each ate the candy off of their side! Jann Israel
Date published: 2011-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Making this was difficult, but so worth it. The instrunctions were easy to follow and this came out great! I loved the gingerbread people they were a great touch to the regular gingerbread house. My nieces and nephews loved helping me with this. The project was time comsunming, but made for a wonderful project with my nieces and nephews. Anyone can do this gingerbread house, it just takes some time and some patience. I can't wait to do it again next year. Thanks!
Date published: 2010-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This gingerbread cake is so beautiful but yet so easy so the kids can do all most everything on there own. i love it :)
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The pre-baked house is a hugh help. I tried making a gingerbread house and had difficulty getting the pieces to bake evenly enough to put together and hold together. It is very important to let the royal icing dry thoroughly before loading the house with more icing and candy. The royal icing works great.
Date published: 2010-12-04
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