We have completed your gingerbread house construction so you can move on to the most fun phase… decorating! This is where your house turns into a dream gingerbread house!
You may need to kneed the icing for a minute of two before starting if it has separated. Start by cutting off just a small amount of the tip at first, you can always cut it larger later. If your icing had separated you will want to squeeze the first bit of icing on a paper towel as the liquid can get stuck in the end.
To apply candy decorations, use a small amount of the icing as the “glue” to fasten the candy pieces to the gingerbread house. Hold the candy piece in place until it sets. I will use a bit a shimmying motion to make sure the icing is evenly distributed behind larger pieces and it is adhered to the house.
Take your time and let pieces dry for a few minutes before moving or stacking them. If you want to take a break and come back to your house later put the icing bags in a Ziploc bag with a damp piece of paper towel.
If you want to create another color or smaller bags of icing, you can use a small Ziploc bag and cut the tip off if you do not have another pastry bag.
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Here are some houses our staff and customers have decorated. Some use only what is in the kit others use what ever they wanted.