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Ghostly Guest Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses are just for Christmas anymore. This haunted manor would look great as a centerpiece on a buffet table or decorating the mantel all season long.
Makes: Makes 1 gingerbread house.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Decorate windows with crossing outlines in black. Decorate shutters with alternating black and orange outlines. Outline entire window area in black. Attach purple and orange round candies for window sills. Decorate designs on top edge of windows with c-motion in black icing.

Step 2

Prepare decorating icings following instructions. Fill decorating bags with black and orange icing. Outline seams of assembled house with black icing. Decorate top of chimney with black and orange outlines; chimney will be attached later.

Step 3

Outline door area in black icing. Immediately attach purple and orange round candies on sides of door. Attach candy corn awning; hold in place until set. Outline door window in black, then fill in with orange icing. Pipe dots of black icing on house front and back, below roof line.

Step 4

Using a spatula, ice roof smooth in orange icing. Decorate each roof section with scallops in black icing. Attach chimney to roof with orange icing. Attach purple and orange round candies to front and back eaves with dots of icing. Attach candy corn upright to peaks of roof and around base of house. Attach icing decorations to house and chimney.

Step 5

Cover area around house with tinted coconut and sprinkles. Assembled house measures approximately 6 3/4" wide x 3 1/2" deep x 7" high.

*Use your favorite candies to help achieve a different look.

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Mixer and bowl

Mixer and bowl

Small angled spatula

Small angled spatula (or butter knife)

Zip-Close Plastic Bag

Zip-Close Plastic Bag

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Ghostly Guest Gingerbread House is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love that Wilton makes Halloween gingerbread houses! It was easy to make and looked really neat. A good idea that I tried was to put the house on a corner of a sheet cake and use the remaining cake as a cemetary using Wilton tombstone candy molds. It came out great!
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from When we make this again, I think I will use some extra candy decoration and maybe add some accents with purple and green icing also. Nice proect for the kids.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a great craft to do with kids. I put together 4 of the houses and had my nieces each decorate their own spooky house for Halloween. This was easy. The icing is bright and be leery it stains. I had bright orange counter top for a day.
Date published: 2010-12-06
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