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Candy Sweet Gingerbread House #3

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!
Makes: 1
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Make front door. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut door and attach to house. Cut panels out of fondant and attach to fondant door. Cut candy in half and attach above door Use icing to outline door. Attach candy for doorknob.

Step 2

Make front windows. Roll out candy and cut three square windows. Attach to house. Cut candy in half and attach above windows. Use icing to outline windows and windowpanes. Attach candy underneath windows.

Step 3

Decorate house front. Attach candy to front of house. Use icing to pipe scrolls around candy. Attach candy at scroll ends.

Step 4

Made side windows. Roll out candy and cut windows. Attach to house. Use icing to outline windows and windowpanes. Attach candy to sides of windows.

Step 5

Decorate sides of house. Shape fondant into trees and attach to sides of house in between windows.

Step 6

Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house and lines under eaves.

Step 7

Decorate roof. Attach eight candy evenly spaced in a circle on each roof panel. Use icing to outline candy with the outlines meeting at the center of the circle. Roll fondant into balls and shape into teardrop shapes. Attach around circle. Attach candy at center of circle. Use icing to pipe fleur de lis at corners of each roof panel. Attach candy around fleur de lis. Use icing to outline roof peak and attach candy. Use icing to pipe icicles along eaves.

Step 8

Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base. 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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