Use this Gingerbread Cookie Kit to personalize cookies for your holiday celebrations--as the kit has eight cookies, there are enough to decorate a cookie for everyone in the family. Does your family have more than eight members? Get more than one kit!
Make clothes. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use cookie as guide to cut out shorts. Attach. Use white icing to outline and fill in shirt. Pat smooth. Use white icing to pipe shirt center. Use green icing to pipe suspenders. Attach sprinkle.
Make facial features. Use white icing to outline smile, and pipe hair and dot eyes and nose. Attach candy.
Make glasses. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut three strips, each 2 3/4 in. long x 1/8 in. wide. Attach long strip across cookie. Form semi circles with other two strips. Attach for glasses.
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.