Many fun, family memories are created while decorating the annual gingerbread house. Nothing brings out the giggles like icing and sprinkles!!! This year, I also used Sugar Sheets Edible Decorating Paper to decorate our gingerbread house.
I used the Preassembled Gingerbread House, which saved me the time of having to assemble the house and then wait to decorate it. If you’re using an unassembled kit, remember to assemble your walls and let them dry before attaching the roof panels. Allow enough drying time before decorating the house or, unfortunately, your house might collapse.
I started decorating by using the Border Punch Set with Scallop Border Cutting Insert. I dusted the punch plates with confectioner’s sugar and then I started punching out Red Sugar Sheets and Bright Green Sugar Sheets. I used the green pieces as the eaves of my house and I actually used the pieces that were remaining on the sheets and cut those out with scissors. I applied those to my gingerbread house with Piping Gel alternating the red and green colors.
To make stars, I used the Triple Star with the Single Punch Set with Bright Yellow Sugar Sheets and Black Sugar Sheets. I also cut out squares of yellow to use as windows, a black rectangle for the door, and a red diamond door knob. I put the yellow square windows and black star shutters on the sides of my house. The Black Alphabet Sugar Sheet letters worked out great! I was able to put “Candy Shop” on the back of the house.
After mixing the icing according to the instructions, I piped my roof icing and added the candy balls. The kit came with plenty of candy! I actually ended up covering the eaves with the white snow I created. I added icing and candy to my windows. To dress-up the entrance a bit more, I added my own candy canes next to the door and added snow on them too.
The Gingerbread House Icing Decorations helped bring my house up a notch! I attached the elf and reindeer to the back of the house, the tree and wreath to the front, and the North Pole sign to one side. Santa looked great perched on the roof, but kept leaning, so I added a gum drop behind him to help support him while the icing dried. I used the gum drops around the bottom of my house.
I hope gingerbread house decorating becomes an annual holiday tradition with your family too!
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