Holiday Fun Mini Gingerbread Village Large Classic Cottage
Have some fun these holidays as you decorate this gingerbread mini village. Kids and adults will like choosing a house to decorate as their own. It’s easy with using festive candy, sprinkles and icing!
Make front door. Use icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Roll out candy and cut rectangle. Attach for window. Attach sprinkles for doorknob and above door.
Make front windows. Roll out candy and cut squares. Attach for windows. Use icing to outline windows and pipe windowpanes. Attach sprinkles above each window.
Decorate house front. Make candy wreath and bow. Attach to house. Attach sprinkle to wreath.
Make side and back windows. Roll out candy and cut squares. Attach for windows. Use icing to outline windows and pipe windowpanes. Attach sprinkles on each side of window.
Outline house. Use white icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house and lines under eaves.
Decorate roof. Roll out candy and cut 12 strips, each 2 1/4 in. long x 1/4 in. wide. Attach to roof panel, spacing 1/4 in. apart. Attach sprinkles in between candy. Use white icing to pipe lines on roof panels, zigzags on roof peak and icicles along eaves. Attach sprinkles to roof peak.
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.