Star of the Holidays Gingerbread House #1

Decorate a bright and colorful gingerbread house that will be the star of your holidays! Candy, icing and fondant add the color, and the star icing decorating adds the dazzle. It is a great holiday activity to share with your family and friends.
Makes: 1
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Make front door. Use red icing to pipe lines to create an arched top door. Use white icing to pipe bead border around door. Roll a ball of fondant and attach for doorknob. Attach candy to door.

Step 2

Make all windows. Roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut one 7/8 in. x 7/8 in. square for front window, two 7/8 in. x 7/8 in. squares for back windows and four 1 in. x 1 in. squares for side windows. Attach windows. Use white icing to outline windows, windowpanes and pipe icicles below. Use red icing to pipe shutters.

Step 3

Decorate house front.Attach candy and star icing decoration to house front.

Step 4

Outline house. Use icing to pipe zigzags at corners of house and lines under the eaves. Attach candy to corners of house.

Step 5

Decorate roof. Use red icing to pipe six evenly spaced vertical lines about ¾ in. apart. Use white icing to pipe hearts, alternating with candy. Roll fondant into 5 in. x ¼ in. log and attach to roof peak with icing. Attach candy. Use white icing to pipe icicles along eaves.

Step 6

Decorate base. Use spatula and icing to ice base. Attach candy for pathway.

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