Take everyone back to a simpler time, with this charming Old-Time Candy Shoppe Gingerbread House. Using our Pre-Baked Gingerbread House Kit, the whole family can have fun building and decorating. Surround it with your favorite holiday candies and kick off the most wonderful time of the year!
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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I have not done this particular house, but I did an Easter Bunny Hutch this spring that was very similar. I like the use of the striped gum and will use that idea the next time I make a gingerbread house. It takes a LOT of Necco wafers to make the shingles, especially if you are watching the placement of the colors, I was surprised. I like this design very much.