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Add Sparkle to the Celebration House #1


Brighten the holidays by decorating a different design gingerbread house! The fun design and sparkle of the blue colors make decorating this house a wonderful family event.
Makes: 1
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base fluffy. Attach candy for pathway.

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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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