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Make front door. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut door. Attach to house. Use white icing to outline door. Attach candy around door and for doorknob.
Make all windows. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut windows and attach to house. Use white icing to outline windows and windowpanes; pipe snow drifts under front window. Attach candy to top of front window, and to sides of other windows.
Decorate house front. Attach candy to front of house under eaves.
Outline house. Use icing to outline corners of house.
Decorate roof. Use white icing to pipe lattice on roof. Cut candy and attach between lattice. Attach candy at lattice points. Use white icing to pipe line of icing on roof peak and attach candy. Use white icing to pipe icicles along eaves.
Decorate base. Use spatula and white icing to ice base. Attach candy for pathway.
Learn different ways to decorate your gingerbread house. We show you how to add shutters, a candy roof, stained glass windows, and more details to your gingerbread house.
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Watch a live demonstration on the best ways to assemble and decorate a gingerbread house! Check out the video at Wilton.