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The Coolest Recess! Gingerbread House


This school house is really rocking. Happy gingerbread children are outside frolicking with snowmen and dancing around decorated trees. The roof is trimmed with striped gum and royal icing icicles.
Makes: 1 gingerbread house.
Skill Level: Medium

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Step 1

Make trees in advance: Use serrated knife to trim sugar cones to various heights. Using royal icing, cover trees with Tip 16 pull-out stars. Add Tip 2 dots pull-out snow; let dry.

Step 2

Assemble house according to package directions; attach to board. Cut cinnamon gum into small pieces and attach to roof with icing in overlapping fashion, starting at eaves. Cut wafer cookie into 4ths and attach upright for chimney.

Step 3

Roll out fondant and use gingerbread boy cutter from set to cut out 11 children. Pipe Tip 1 eyes, mouth and hair. Pipe-in Tip 2 shoes (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch and Tip 3 clothing.

Step 4

Pipe-in windows and door with Tip 7 zigzags (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Outline window panes and door with Tip 3; attach mini jawbreaker doorknobs. Edge house seams with Tip 16 zigzags. Pipe Tip 7 and 3 snow and icicles on roof top, house sides and chimney. Pipe Tip 104 band banner over doorway; print Tip 1 message; outline banner with Tip 3 Break off 1 in. length of candy cane and attach with icing over door for bell hanger. Attach shoestring licorice to candy bell from kit and position on hanger.

Step 5

Ice cake board fluffy with spatula. Build up snow around house and on walkway with Tip 7 zigzags. Add Tip 7 outline footprints. To make snowman, stack and ice three marshmallows, and insert pretzel sticks for arms. Shape hat from chocolate nougat candy and attach to head with icing. Cut scarf from rolled fruit candy and wrap around neck. Pipe Tip 1 facial features and add candy corn for nose. Position trees and children. Pipe Tip 3 ball mound of snowballs and snowballs in children's hands.

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Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Christmas Red Icing Color

Christmas Red Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Copper Icing Color (light skin tone)

Copper Icing Color (light skin tone)

Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder

Chocolate Sugar Wafer Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Wafer Cookies

Red shoestring licorice

Red shoestring licorice

Chocolate Nougat Pieces

Chocolate Nougat Pieces

Large marshmallows

Large marshmallows

Mini Jawbreakers

Mini Jawbreakers

Cinnamon Gum

50 sticks Cinnamon Gum

Sugar cones

3 Sugar cones

Rolled Fruit Strips

Rolled Fruit Strips

Pretzel Sticks

Pretzel Sticks

candy corn

candy corn

Candy Cane

Candy Cane

cornstarch

cornstarch

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13 x 19 in. Cake Board

13 x 19 in. Cake Board (cut to 12 in. x 12 in. Square)

Serrated knife

Serrated knife

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!

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.

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

Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.

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.

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