Tinsel Dreams Gingerbread House


The gingerbread designs of this townhouse kit take your decorating to new heights--from the slender silhouette of the house to the fun candy shapes and colorful fondant decorating choices. This is a great gift for your favorite realtor, builder, or anyone who loves distinctive homes!
Makes: 1
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Make front door. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut door, 2 3/4 in. x 1 1/2 in. Attach. Roll out candy and cut two rectangles and a square. Attach for door window and door paneling. Use icing to outline door and door window. Attach candy for doorknob.

Step 2

Make front window. Roll out candy and cut three rectangles, each 1/2 in. x 1 1/4 in. Attach horizontally for window. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut triangle, 1 in. x 3/4 in. Attach for window awning. Use icing to outline window and awning, and pipe windowpanes. Attach candy.

Step 3

Decorate house front. Use icing to pipe garland. Attach candy. Roll out candy and cut square. Attach for portal. Use icing to outline portal and pipe windowpanes. Attach candy.

Step 4

Make side and back windows. Roll out candy and cut three rectangles, each 1/2 in. x 1 in., per window. Attach horizontally for windows. Use icing to outline windows, and pipe windowpanes. Attach candy above windows and on windows.

Step 5

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

Step 6

Decorate roof. Use spatula and icing to ice roof smooth. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut 16 squares, each 3/4 in. Cut each in half. Roll out candy. Cut into 16 squares, each 3/4 in. Cut each in half. Attach candy and fondant triangles to roof panels to form diamonds in alternating patterns. Use icing to pipe zigzag on roof peak and a thick line along front and back of eaves. Pat line smooth. Attach candy to roof peak and in between rows of diamonds on roof panels.

Step 7

Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base. Attach candy around bottom of house.

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