Star of the Holidays Gingerbread House #3 Zoom

Star of the Holidays Gingerbread House #3

Decorate a bright and colorful gingerbread house that will be the star of your holidays! Candy, icing and fondant add the color, and the star icing decorating adds the dazzle. It is a great holiday activity to share with your family and friends.
Makes: 1
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Make front door. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut one 1 ¼ in. x 2 in. rectangle for door, one 1/8 in. wide strip for door trim and 1/8 in. wide strips for side windowpanes. Attach door and door trim. Use both icings to outline door. Roll out candy and cut one ½ in. circle for door window. Attach candy for doorknob.

Step 2

Make all windows. Roll out candy and cut two ¾ in. x ½ in. rectangles for front windows, three ¾ in. x ½ in. rectangles for back windows, and four 1 in. x 1 in. squares for side windows. Attach rectangle and square windows. Attach fondant strips to side windows. Use white icing to outline windows. Attach candy.

Step 3

Decorate house front. Use red icing to pipe rustic pattern on house front. Use white icing to pipe dots above windows.

Step 4

Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house and lines under eaves.

Step 5

Decorate roof. Use red and white icing to pipe beads, beginning at the bottom row and moving up. Use white icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak. Attach candy on roof peak and position star icing decoration. Use white icing to pipe lines along front and back roof eaves, pat smooth. Cut candy in half horizontally and attach bottom pieces along front roof eaves.

Step 6

Decorate base. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick and cut into random sized rectangles. Use spatula and icing to ice base. Attach fondant rectangles for pathway. Use white icing to pipe beads along edges of pathway. Attach candy under front windows for bushes.

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