Make front door. Position house so the front side is facing up. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut out rounded door, 11/4 in. wide x 2 3/4 in. high at tallest point, and attach. Use damp brush to dampen door. Immediately sprinkle with blue sugar. Use brush to remove excess sugar. Use icing to outline door. Attach candy to doorframe and for doorknob.
Make front window. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut out window, 1 1/4 in. wide x 1 1/2 in. high. Use spatula, stencil and icing to add pattern to window. Attach window. Use icing to outline window, and to pipe “C” scrolls above window and icicles beneath window. Attach candy on sides of window and to top of “C” scrolls.
Decorate house front. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut out circle, 3/4 in. dia., and attach. Use icing to outline fondant circle. Attach candy.
Make side and back windows. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut out windows, each 3 in. wide x 1 in. high. Use spatula, stencil and icing to add pattern to windows. Attach windows. Use icing to outline windows, and to pipe “C” scrolls on sides of windows and icicles beneath windows. Attach candy to sides of windows and below “C” scrolls.
Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house and lines under eaves.Decorate roof. Use icing to pipe lattice on roof panels and icicles on eaves of house. Attach candy to roof panels and roof peak.
Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base fluffy. Attach candy for pathway.
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.
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.