Trimmed with lots of colorful candy and bright green fondant, this Gingerbread House Kit has the designs that add excitement to your Christmas celebrations. After all, everyone loves all that candy! Making a candy sweet gingerbread house is great fun for kids and adults alike!
Make front door. Use icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Attach half candy for window on door. Use icing to outline door window and bottom door panel. Attach candy around door and for doorknob.
Make all windows. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut into rectangles for windows. Roll out candy and cut into rectangles sized to fit smaller and inside fondant pieces. Attach fondant and candy rectangles for windows. Use icing to outline windows and windowpanes. Attach candy to sides of windows.
Decorate house front. Cut candy in half and attach in three rows at top of house. Use icing to pipe scrolls above windows.
Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house and lines under eaves.
Decorate roof. Use spatula and icing to ice roof smooth. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut approx. 54 flags, ¾ in. on each side. Use icing to pipe three swags on each roof panel and attach fondant flags. Attach candy to every other flag. Use icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak and attach candy. Cut candy in half and attach to front eaves.
Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base. Cut candy in half and attach 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.