Decorate a sensational gingerbread scene with a giant A-frame house, two kids, one tree and one reindeer! What makes it so exceptional is the size of the house, the mounds of distinctive candy and all the extra cookie shapes. This kit is fun to make and give as a gift!.
Make front door. Use white icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Attach candy for doorknob, window, and to outline edges.
Make front windows. Roll out candy and cut rectangles. Attach for windows. Use green icing to outline windows. Use white icing to outline windowpanes. Use white icing to pipe a ledge under each window and attach candy. Attach candy above windows.
Decorate house front. Use white icing to pipe lines under eaves. Attach fascia to front of house. Pipe icing along both edges of the angle and position flush with the edge of the roof. Hold in position a few minutes to allow icing to set. Use white icing to outline angle edges. Attach candy to house front. Use green icing to pipe dots above and below candy.
Decorate roof. Use toothpick to mark 1 in. divisions on roof. Use white icing to pipe four beads from the marks to form squares. Use green icing to pipe dots in middle of beads. Roll out candy and cut into squares; attach to roof. Attach candy. Use green icing to pipe zigzag line on roof peak and pipe lines along front eaves. Attach candy on roof peak. Attach evergreen pieces on eaves. Attach candy to evergreen pieces.
Decorate base. Use spatula and white icing to ice base fluffy. Attach evergreen pieces along base of house. Attach candy to evergreen pieces. Attach sprinkles for walkway. Position cookies.
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.