Cozy Fireplace Gingerbread Scene #1


Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Decorate gingerbread panels before assembly.

Step 2

Decorate fireplace. Snap apart fireplace pieces. Use red icing and spatula to ice smooth. Set aside to dry.

Step 3

Decorate brick wall. Use white icing to outline brick wall area 1 in. from side edges, 4 ¼ in. wide and 3 ¾ in. down from top edge. Fill in lightly with white icing. Roll out red fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut bricks ½ x 1 in. rectangles and ½ in. squares. Begin at top and attach 6 rows of 4 bricks, leaving 1/8 in. between. Use green icing to pipe pull out dot wreath. Attach candy.

Step 4

Assemble fireplace. Use red icing to attach side walls of fireplace to front of fireplace, making sure the fireplace sits level. Attach mantel to top, even with front of fireplace (there was a gap about ¼ in. at back of mantel). Roll out red fondant 1/16 in. thick, cut a strip ½ x 4 ¼ in. Attach to front of fireplace following curve of opening use a toothpick to score brick marks every ½ in. Attach bricks to corners of fireplace folding over corners. Allow fireplace to dry for 1-2 hours. Use icing to attach fireplace to brick wall, make sure the fireplace and wall sit level.

Step 5

Decorate window wall. Roll out yellow fondant 1/16 in. thick and cut to size of window. Attach to wall. Use white icing to outline window and windowpane. Set aside.

Step 6

Decorate tree. Use green icing to pipe loose zigzags in sections, beginning at the bottom and working up. Attach candy. Use red and white icing to pipe string garland. Set aside.

Step 7

Assemble scene. Pipe icing along bottom edge of back wall and one side edge. Pipe icing along bottom and straight edge of one angled side wall. Join on top of wood grain base, hold in place until set. Repeat for other side. Let dry 2-3 hours before further decorating.

Step 8

Decorate fireplace. Roll out green leave candy and cut into strips. Attach to top mantle. Use green icing to pipe garland on edge of mantle. Attach candy. Roll yellow fondant into logs and cut into ¾ and ¼ in. candles. Attach candy for flames. Attach to top of fireplace.

Step 9

Complete the scene. Use green icing to pipe garland along top edges. Attach candy. Roll out remaining yellow fondant and cut into 2 x 2 ½ in. rug. Attach to floor with damp brush.

Step 10

Gingerbread Kit used: Cozy Fireplace Gingerbread Scene 2104-6836

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