Old-Time Candy Shoppe Gingerbread House
14 colors Assorted Candy Sticks
9 White Gum Balls
4 rolls Pastel Candy Wafers
Mini Tart Disc Candies
10 Large marshmallows
Jelly spearmint leaves
5 sticks Striped gum
1 gingerbread house.
Make tree in advance: Cut spearmint leaves horizontally in half. Attach bottom halves to bottom half of sugar cone using Tip 6 and royal icing. Attach top half of leaves (with vein imprint) on top half of cone. Pipe tip 5 snow mounds on tree. Let dry.
Assemble house according to package directions. Cover Styrofoam with Fanci-Foil and position house on base. Pipe tip 2 filigree design on front peak.
For roof shingles, attach pastel wafers with icing, in overlapping fashion, working from edge to peak of roof. Attach tiny disc candies upright along top of peak.
Trim peak and underneath eaves with Tip 18 shells. Ice windows and window area of door smooth. Outline windows and door with tip 6, using Brown/Red-Red combination icing.
Bend gum to form awning and attach with icing; pipe tip 2 beads along top edge. Pipe tip 352 pull-out leaves around roof line and at side window sills; add tip 2 dot holly berries. Attach pastel nonpareils candies to door sides and striped gum for window shutters.
Trim candy sticks and attach to corners of house; pipe Tip 18 shells on sides of candy sticks.
Cut marshmallows to assorted sizes and attach to base of house for bushes; cover with Tip 18 pull-out stars, add tip 2 dot holly berries. Ice board fluffy with spatula.
Break candy wafers in pieces and position in icing for walkway. Insert trimmed candy sticks on angles on base; attach gumballs to tops with icing.
Pipe tip 1 dots and hearts above windows and door. Pipe tip 2 icicles around house. Write Tip 1 "Candy Shoppe" message.
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