Who wouldn?t love to come home to an enchanted site like this? Gum drops and jelly rings, green leaves and even a rooftop peak trimmed with spice drops and topped with stars. ?Tis the season for extreme celebration.
Divide prepared decorating icing in half, use half for decorating the house now, the other half for adding "snow" around the house later (keep covered with a damp cloth).
Fill decorating bag with 1/2 cup icing.
Outline door and fill in with zigzags (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Attach mini multi-colored candies to door frame and doorknob with dots of icing. Attach candy round for window on door with dots of icing. Cut gum drop candy ring in half and attach above door for awning with dots of icing. Attach star candy above awning with dots of icing.
Outline and fill in windows with zigzags (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Decorate lattice on top of windows. Cut candy rounds in half and attach for side shutters with dots of candy. For front and back window cut gum drop candy rings in half and attach above window with dots of icing. Attach mini multi-colored candies with dots of icing above candy ring. On side windows attach a star candy above with dots of icing.
Attach green gum drop candy ring for wreath on front of house. Roll out red candy round on and cut bow shape; attach to wreath to dots of icing.
Decorate zigzags on corner seams of house and straight lines under eaves. Ice roof smooth. Pipe 6 rows (alternating garlands and zigzag garlands on each side of roof). Attach mini multi-colored candies at beginning and end points of each garland. Decorate line on roof peak and position candy rounds. Attach a star candy on top of each candy round with dots of icing.
Decorate icicles on eaves.
Ice base fluffy. Cut gum drop candy rings in half and position along walkway and at base corners of house. Cut candy rounds in half and attach in scallop design on base.
Welcome Home Gingerbread House is rated
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Rated 5 out of
The thing most people don't realize about making a good gingerbread house is the time that is involved in them. They take a lot of time, about 5 years ago I made my first house and I took a class from a Wilton teacher to teach us how. The class went long, but it was only my family in there and we all like things to look almost perfect. There usually isn't enought icing in the prebaked kits, but royal icing is easy to whip up, but it does dry quickly. All in all if you are willing to take the time it is well worth it, they are a great seasonal decoration.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 4 out of
Monique Beuree from
This was a fun house to make. We made it with the kids, and then let the kids decorate it with various candies and icing. It was alot of fun!