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Candy Sweet Gingerbread House #4

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!
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Make front door. Use icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Before icing dries use toothpick and mark wood grain pattern on door. Roll fondant log and attach around door. Roll fondant into thin log, shape into handle and let dry 30 minutes. Attach handle to door. Roll out candy and shape into window and attach to door. Use icing to outline doorframe.

Step 2

Make all windows. Roll out candy and cut square windows. Attach to house. Cut candy into quarters and attach to corners of windows. Use icing to outline windows.

Step 3

Decorate house front. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut to fit front of house and attach. Roll out candy into a circle and attach to fondant. Use icing to outline window and bottom of fondant edge and pipe dots. Cut candy in half and attach to sides of window.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Decorate roof. Use spatula and icing to ice roof smooth. Use toothpick to mark wood grain pattern on roof. Cut candy in half. Use icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak icicles along eaves. Attach candy to roof peak and along front and back eaves.

Step 6

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