Divide prepared decorating icing in half. Use half for decorating the house now, the other half for adding "snow" around house later (keep covered with a damp cloth).
Fill decorating bag with 1/2 cup icing.
Cut some gum drop candy rings in halves. Cut some mini sugared gum drops in half.
Outline door. Fill in with zigzags (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Attach mini sugared gum drop halves on door edges and for door window with dots of icing. Attach mini multi-colored candy for doorknob.
Outline windows. Fill in with zigzags (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Decorate windows with lattice. Decorate window sills with icicles. Attach gum drop candy ring quarters for to window sides with dots of icing. Attach a mini sugared gum drop half to top of window and mini multi-colored candies around it with dots of icing.
Attach a whole gum drop candy ring for wreath with dots of icing. Roll out a mini sugared gum drop and cut triangles for bow loops and a circle for knot. Attach to wreath with dots of icing.
Ice roof smooth. Decorate roof with scrolls. Attach mini multi-colored candies to scrolls. Attach whole mini sugared gum drops to roof peak. Attach a mini multi-colored candy to top of each gum drop with dot of icing. Decorate eaves with icicles.
Ice snow on base fluffy. Attach alternating mini sugared gum drop halves and mini multi-colored candies around house.
Christmas Dreams Inn Gingerbread House is rated
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Rated 4 out of
We buy these every year for the grandkids to decorate. They need help making royal icing to stick them together with. After that, they are on their own to decorate. We always buy extra candies and mini marshmallows to go with them. My grandkids are ages 5-7-8-12 & 18. It's become a Christmas tradition for us.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of
I really love making gingerbread houses. I sometimes like to add several pkgs together and make my own giant creation.
I wish Wilton would add more of the mini candies ,royal icing, and more of a larger sturdier card board base.
Easiest way to decorate a gingerbread house is to decorate each wall separately before building the house together. Also, the best way to build it together is using a can in the middle and tying a string around the house.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of
I'm a Wilton Instructor and I used this design as my inspiration for the Gingerbread House demo at the store. Everyone was especially fascinated with the swirled piping on the roof, its a really lovely effect and fun to do.