Little Blue Gingerbread House

Small Blue Gingerbread House on Cake Stand

I made this small blue gingerbread house to practice techniques. The following techniques were new to me: flooding with royal icing, lights, decorative edging on the seams, open door, and gelatin windows attached with melted sugar. It was also new to put my gingerbread house on a Styrofoam base and cake stand. I think that it looks cute!

Gingerbread house: I used this template.

Gingerbread Recipe: I used this recipe.

Royal Icing Recipe: I love using this recipe which uses Meringue Powder. It hardens fast and works very well.

Roof: Mini Snow-Caps

Walls: Flooded with blue Royal Icing. I used a lot of blue gel coloring and it was still light. I need more practice with this technique but I like the look of it.

Windows: Silver decorating balls around windows attached with Royal Icing, I melted some sugar and attached the gelatin sheet with the hot caramel. (I tried this because I attached the Depot windows with Royal Icing and it only held for a few weeks.)

Doors: White Royal Icing covered with blue sanding sugar

Birds: Wilton sugar birds

Lights: Battery operated LED star lights

Tree: Ice cream cone covered with Royal Icing and large blue sugar pieces

Base: Green round Styrofoam, covered with heavy duty aluminum foil, attached ribbon with hot glue

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