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Make Mega Memories Gingerbread House #2

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. Use red icing to outline and fill in door. Pat smooth. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick and cut two squares, 1 ¼ in. and ¾ in. Attach to bottom of door. Roll out candy and cut window. Attach to door. Use white icing to outline window and pipe doorknob. Attach candy around door.

Step 3

Make all windows. Roll out candy and cut square windows. Attach to house. Use white icing to outline windows, window panes and pipe icicles underneath windows.

Step 4

Decorate house front. Attach candy to front of house under eaves. Roll fondant1 1/16 in thick and cut into two triangles for trees, 1 ¼ in. x 1 ¾ in. Attach to house under windows. Use red icing to pipe dots on trees.

Step 5

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

Step 6

Decorate roof. Use spatula and white icing to ice roof smooth. Use red icing to pipe six horizontal scallops across each roof panel. Roll fondant 1/16 in. thick and cut five 6 in. x ¼ in. strips for each roof panel. Twist fondant strips and attach vertically to roof panels. Attach candy to scallop points. Use white icing to pipe zigzags on roof peak; attach candy. Cut candy in half and attach along front 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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