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Sensational Gingerbread House Scene House #2


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!.
Makes: 1
Skill Level: Intermediate

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Step 1

Make front door. Use white icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Attach candy for doorknob, window, and to outline edges.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

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Techniques Used

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 Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

Combine outlines and curls into icing swirls to add an impressive look with minimal effort. Swirls are the perfect technique to cover large areas such as gingerbread house roofs and cake tops.

An iconic decorative symbol representing European royal coat of arms. The swirled shells of Fleur de Lis represent a stylized lily.

There's no need to have a plain gingerbread house roof if you have a spatula on hand. Many different textures can be created by using a spatula to make a look of fallen snow, shingles and stucco.

Discover how adding a simple icing technique--a “C “-motion to icing outlines will highlight your decorating with fun and flair.

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The pull-out star technique can be used for fun, furry creatures, or for textured hair for your cakes.

Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.

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.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Icicles capture the magical moment of snow falling and gracefully trailing down a winter cottage. Add this magical look effect to roof edges, windowsills and trees.

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