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Make Mega Memories Gingerbread House #1

So much candy, so much icing, a mega house. This Gingerbread House Kit is BIG FUN to decorate. Kit includes lots of icing, candy and a printed board to make your decorated house a complete holiday scene. So gather everyone together to decorate this mega house during the holidays! It is a gingerbread activity everyone will remember!
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Step 1

Attach board. Before decorating, position the printed board around the house so it fits without any gaps. Secure the board with dots of icing if necessary.

Step 2

Make front door. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut door and attach to house. Use red icing to outline door. Attach candy for window. Use white icing to pipe dot doorknob.

Step 3

Make all windows. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut windows and attach to house. Use red icing to outline fondant. Roll out candy and cut squares ΒΌ in. smaller than fondant windows. Attach. Use white icing to outline.

Step 4

Decorate house front. Attach candy to front of house under windows and above door. Roll fondant into 1/4 in. dia. log. Use scissors to cut slivers into fondant, form garland and attach under eaves. Attach candy to garland points.

Step 5

Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house. Attach candy at corners of house.

Step 6

Decorate roof. Use spatula and white icing to ice roof smooth. Roll fondant into 1/8 in. dia. balls. Use white icing to pipe zigzag scallops across roof panels. Use red icing to pipe scallops on top of zigzags. Attach fondant balls to garland points. Use white icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak and attach candy. Use white icing to pipe icicles along eaves.

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Techniques Used

Easy-to-complete technique combines using a bag and tip to pipe icing dots and then using the blade of a spatula to pull out one edge. This technique can cover small and large areas with stunning results.

The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

Combine outlines and curls into icing swirls to add an impressive look with minimal effort. Swirls are the perfect technique to cover large areas such as gingerbread house roofs and cake tops.

An iconic decorative symbol representing European royal coat of arms. The swirled shells of Fleur de Lis represent a stylized lily.

There's no need to have a plain gingerbread house roof if you have a spatula on hand. Many different textures can be created by using a spatula to make a look of fallen snow, shingles and stucco.

Discover how adding a simple icing technique--a “C “-motion to icing outlines will highlight your decorating with fun and flair.

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The pull-out star technique can be used for fun, furry creatures, or for textured hair for your cakes.

Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.

The drop string is traditionally used as decoration on the sides of the cake and is the basis of more ornate string work. Called a "drop" string because the line of piped icing is allowed to "drop" or fall, by itself, before reattaching it to your cake. Pipe a row of single strings or multiple strings in rows of two or three.

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Icicles capture the magical moment of snow falling and gracefully trailing down a winter cottage. Add this magical look effect to roof edges, windowsills and trees.

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