So much candy, so much icing, a mega house. This Gingerbread House Kit is BIG FUN to decorate. Kit includes lots of icing, candy and a printed board to make your decorated house a complete holiday scene. So gather everyone together to decorate this mega house during the holidays! It is a gingerbread activity everyone will remember!
Attach board. Before decorating, position the printed board around the house so it fits without any gaps. Secure the board with dots of icing if necessary.
Make front door. Use red icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick and cut two squares, 1 ¼ in. and ¾ in. Attach to bottom of door. Roll out candy and cut window. Attach to door. Use white icing to outline window and pipe doorknob. Attach candy around door.
Make all windows. Roll out candy and cut square windows. Attach to house. Use white icing to outline windows, window panes and pipe icicles underneath windows.
Decorate house front. Attach candy to front of house under eaves. Roll fondant1 1/16 in thick and cut into two triangles for trees, 1 ¼ in. x 1 ¾ in. Attach to house under windows. Use red icing to pipe dots on trees.
Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house.
Decorate roof. Use spatula and white icing to ice roof smooth. Use red icing to pipe six horizontal scallops across each roof panel. Roll fondant 1/16 in. thick and cut five 6 in. x ¼ in. strips for each roof panel. Twist fondant strips and attach vertically to roof panels. Attach candy to scallop points. Use white icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak; attach candy. Cut candy in half and attach along front eaves.
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.