Winter Wonderland Gingerbread Village Colonial House with Flat Roof
Create a charming gingerbread village as you decorate four houses in bright fondant icing, clever icing techniques and cute candy patterns. Great fun for family and friends to work on together and as a display around your Christmas tree!
Colonial House with Flat Roof
Make front door. Use icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Roll out candy and cut square window. Attach to door. Attach candy to sides of door and for doorknob.
Make all windows. Roll out candy and cut squares. Attach for windows. Use white icing to outline windows and pipe windowpanes.
Decorate house front. Make trees: roll fondant into cone shapes, 1 in. x ¾ in. Cut branches using scissors. Attach trees to house. Use icing to pipe icicles on branches.
Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house and lines under eaves.
Decorate roof. Divide roof into 8 horizontal lines. Use icing to pipe loops across roof, staggering each line. Attach candy to roof. Use icing to pipe icicles along eaves.
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.