Make this funny farm by following the advice of our Instructor and create simple and original decorations.
Coat the cookies with the sugar paste before assembling the house and let the decorations dry; in this way you will have a better fit and the assembly of the house will be easier.
You can refine the details with the Decortwist making some cords of various sizes and dimensions.
Use the n°14 plate die with long slot, provided by the kit and the red sugar paste to achieve the flattened stripes which will be glued to the lateral sides of farm.
Then, using the n°18 multi-hole die and the cocoa sugar paste you can make some thin cords to insert between.
To cut and refine the details use the multipurpose knife and glue them directly on the cookies with some edible adhesive.
The royal icing is perfect as glue; you can use it to assemble the front of the house to the lateral walls. Spread it with the piping bag along the edges of different pieces. Proceed by putting together piece by piece, practicing a little pressure. For a stronger hold our Instructor’s advice is to let them dry for at least a day before continuing with the decoration.
You can use the white sugar paste, molded with the Decortwist using the n° 9 die, to finish off the corners of the farm; in this way there will be greater adhesion of shapes and the details will be more evident.
You can get a rectangular window from the main facade, cutting out the cookie with chimney B cutter. To make this window more realistic, refine it with two cookie pieces cut out with the eaves cutter and paste it symmetrically with some royal icing before assembling the roof.
Place the roof using a thick layer of royal icing as glue, to ensure more cohesion of the edges.
For the straw effect you can use the n° 18 multi-hole die of the Decortwist, placing in its tank some yellow and orange sugar paste. Thus you can obtain a more realistic shade.
We recommend you to apply the threads obtained on different heights starting from the bottom of the roof and always using the royal icing as glue.
The advice of our Instructor Maria: make the details with the gum paste for a stronger hold. To realize the door, windows and the fence of the farm use the square cutter and to be more realistic use the decorative sheet which gives a wood effect.
Use your imagination and round off the details. For example for the outside decorations realize some tufts of grass with the royal icing and the nozzle
n° 233. Moreover you can put on your cake board some ready-to-use sugar decorations, such us the apricot, chocolate and marzipan sugar stones.
You can also make some funny trees covering some sticks with green royal icing molded into many small leaflets, using the n°65 nozzle.
We give you any ideas to personalize your little house. Use for example the classical recipe for gingerbread cookies.
375 g honey
175 g sugar
80 g butter
750 g flour
2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder
½ teaspoon of ginger powder
1 pinch of salt
10 g baking powder
For the decoration
Colored sugar paste
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