What is an afternoon of fun, a spooky table setting, and a great crafting activity all at the same time? A Haunted House of course! I decorated an eerie building with one of Wilton’s pre-baked Halloween cookie kits… here’s how it worked out. BOOOOOO!
STEP 1 – PREP
Open the box, gather all the components, and prepare your icing and candy. Also keep a bowl of corn starch on your working area, you are going to need it to shape the icing. If you are a beginner, make sure you read the instructions. Our copywriters work very closely with the decorating room, and they will provide you with step by step instructions and tips from those who actually decorate the house.
STEP 2 – ASSEMBLE
Get ready to assemble the house. I try to put the pieces together without the icing first, so I know which piece goes where. Start by assembling the main structure. Let the icing dry so that the base stands up safely, then tackle the roof.
STEP 3 – DECORATE!
Replicate one of the awesome design alternatives provided on the box, or create your own unique decoration. I picked up what I liked the most out of the 3 alternatives and mixed them on my house. Then, I added my own twist.
The icing in the kit is specially formulated for assembling and decorating houses. This means that it will dry hard and maintain the structure of the house. The neat thing about this icing is that in between the time that you piped it, and the time that it will dry out, you can shape it to create the effect you desire or correct a mistake. For example, I did not do a good job piping the windows, so I just went back with a small knife and cut the edge straight. Ta-da….!!! Straight Window!
TIP: I had extra icing left. I used the black to create tombstones for the yard, and the slime green to cover the board with “grass” and to create a fence. Unfortunately, I was not patient enough and broke my tombstones while removing them from the parchment paper. The fence is still intact!
STEP 4 – ENJOY!
All you have to do now, is invite your dressed up friends and wait for the oooohs and aaaahs.