A Plus A-Frame Gingerbread House

Decorate a sensational gingerbread scene with a giant A-frame house, two kids, one tree and one reindeer! What makes it so exceptional is the size of the house, the mounds of distinctive candy and all the extra cookie shapes. This kit is fun to make and give as a gift!.
Makes: 1
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Tree Cut candy leaves in half. Use green icing to cover tree with zigzags and position candy leaves. Use white icing to pipe zigzag snow. Attach candy.

Step 2

Reindeer Use white icing to pipe antlers, dot eye and nose, bead tail and hoofs. Attach candy for eye. Use green icing to pipe zigzag bridle. Attach candy.

Step 3

Boy Use white icing to pipe swirl dot hair, dot eyes and outline mouth. Fill in pants and pat smooth. Use green icing to pipe suspenders. Attach candy. Roll out candy and cut into bow loops and attach.

Step 4

Girl Use white icing to outline hair, mouth and pipe dot eyes. Attach candy. Roll out candy and cut into dress shape and attach. Use white icing to pipe dot neckline and outline and fill in apron. Pat smooth. Attach candy.

Step 5

Decorate fascia. Use green icing to ice fascia. Attach candy. Use white icing to pipe scallops along bottom edge. Set aside and let dry 1 hour.

Step 6

Make front door. Use green icing to fill in door. Pat smooth. Roll out candy and cut semi-circle; attach for door window. Use white icing to outline door and window. Attach candy for doorknob.

Step 7

Make front windows. Roll out candy and cut rectangles. Attach for windows. Use white icing to outline windows and windowpanes. Use white icing to pipe a ledge under each window and attach candy.

Step 8

Decorate house front. Use white icing to pipe lines under eaves. Attach fascia to front of house. Pipe icing along both edges of the angle and position flush with the edge of the roof. Hold in position a few minutes to allow icing to set. Use white icing to outline angle edges. Attach candy to house front.

Step 9

Decorate roof. Use green icing to pipe zigzag garland on roof; use white icing to pipe scallop garland on every other green garland. Attach candy and sprinkles. Use white icing to pipe zigzag lines on roof peak; pipe green icing along front eaves. Attach candy on roof peak and on eaves.

Step 10

Decorate base. Use spatula and white icing to ice base fluffy. Attach candy for walkway. Cut green leaves in half and attach around base of house. Position cookies.

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Techniques Used

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.

Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.

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.

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