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