Rainbow Residences Gingerbread House Zoom

Rainbow Residences Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses are so yesterday! A modern family lives in suburbia, in houses more like these colorful cookie cottages. For the warm glow you see, place a Flameless Votive inside!
Makes: Each serves 1
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Step 1

Two to three days in advance: Make cookies. Prepare dough.

Step 2

Tint 1/4 of recipe each pink, blue and green; reserve 1/4 plain. Roll out dough 1/8 in. thick as needed. Use tinted dough for front, back and side panels; use plain dough for roof.

Step 3

For each house, cut front using house cutter from set. Cut and remove: eave overhang using knife, round window near top using narrow end of tip 1A; square window 1/2 in. up from bottom using smallest square Cut-Out. Cut house back using house cutter. Cut and remove eave overhang using knife; three windows using smallest square Cut-Out; cut one near top and two 1/4 in. apart and 1/2 in. up from bottom. Cut two side panels (use largest square Cut-Out); trim off 1/4 in. from bottom. Cut and remove: 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. wide windows in both (use knife) 1/2 in. up from bottom. Use pattern to cut two roof panels.

Step 4

Line cookie sheet with Parchment Paper. Bake and cool all cookies. Also: Decorate cookies with royal icing and let dry before assembly.

Step 5

Outline windows, one at a time, using tip 3. Position Sugar Pearls. Outline 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. door with 1/4 in. square window. Fill in with icing and pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use icing to attach Sugar Pearl trim and door knob.

Step 6

Pipe icicles on bottom sills of windows; immediately sprinkle with Sparkling Sugar. Place roof panels on Cooling Grid set over Cookie Sheet. Pour on thinned royal icing to cover. Let icing drip and set about 3 minutes. Move to clean sheet of waxed paper. Sprinkle with Sparkling Sugar. Use knife tip to clean edges and redefine scallops. Let dry 24 hours.

Step 7

Also: Make ice cream cone trees. Make three or four of each: small, medium and large. Use knife to cut 1/2 in. off wide end of cone for medium trees; cut 1 in. off for small trees. Spatula ice with green icing; immediately sprinkle on white Sparkling Sugar. Let dry on waxed paper-covered boards.

Step 8

Assemble houses and add details using royal icing and tip 3. Pipe icicles along front edge of roof; sprinkle with Sparkling Sugar. Outline eave front and cover side seams; position Sugar Pearls. Using scissors, cut 1/3 off pieces of Jumbo Confetti. Attach to roof peak with icing. Let dry. Position houses with votives inside and trees.

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