Divide prepared decorating icing in half, use half for decorating the house, the other half for adding "snow" around house (keep remaining half covered with a damp cloth).
Fill decorating bag with icing.
Create windows and doors with outlines. Decorate window frames with dots to create a scalloped look. Decorate dot for doorknob. Cut spice drops in half and attach to door frame with icing; cut spice drop pieces and attach for door window and loft window with icing.
Make flowers on front and side of house by decorating five-bead petals with a dot center.
Decorate roof with lattice. Decorate a dot in each lattice opening. Decorate roof peak, eaves and seams of house with zigzags. Attach spice drops on roof peak. Attach mini fruit-flavored candies to eaves with icing.
Using a spatula, ice snow on base fluffy. Cut jelly rings in half and position around the base of house. Attach mini fruit-flavored candies with icing to line walkway.
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The thing most people don't realize about making a good gingerbread house is the time that is involved in them. They take a lot of time, about 5 years ago I made my first house and I took a class from a Wilton teacher to teach us how. The class went long, but it was only my family in there and we all like things to look almost perfect. There usually isn't enought icing in the prebaked kits, but royal icing is easy to whip up, but it does dry quickly. All in all if you are willing to take the time it is well worth it, they are a great seasonal decoration.