How to Ice a Smooth Gingerbread Roof

Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Working one side at a time, use an Angled Spatula to place a dollop of icing on a roof panel. Use enough icing to cover the surface. Alternately, if using and icing pouch from a kit, pipe enough icing to fill-in the roof panel.

Step 2

With a back-and-forth motion, spread icing to cover the roof panel. Remove any excess icing from spatula.

Step 3

Once the roof is fully covered, run the spatula lightly over the icing in the same direction, blending for an even look.

Step 4

Clean the edges of the roof panel using the side of the spatula, scraping any excess icing gently. Remove any excess icing from spatula before cleaning the next edge.

Step 5


  • If icing is crumbly and not smoothing properly, it may need to be thinned down with a small amount of water.
  • For a smooth finish, a spatula is ideal. An angled spatula is best for keeping fingers away from the icing. You can use other kitchen tools like a butter knife or a spreader, but the serrated portion of the knife will leave marks.
  • Candies and sprinkles can be placed directly on an iced roof, no extra icing needed.

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