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!
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.
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.
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 ¼ in. smaller than fondant windows. Attach. Use white icing to outline.
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.
Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house. Attach candy at corners of house.
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.
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.
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.