A nice little house to decorate with imagination and reinvent according to the occasion. To learn how, watch the Tutorial.
General rules for assembling your house.
To realize your house cut out the cookies dough with the cutters included in the kit in order to get 2 fronts of the house, 2 roofs and two lateral walls.
For the chimney gets 2 pieces with chimney A and chimney B cutters.
Finally cut out the details of: the roof, the door and windows with the suitable cutters.
Quickly knead the butter at room-temperature with the sugar, then add eggs and finally the flour. Knead until all the ingredients are mixed well. Give the dough a rectangular shape, wrap it in a plastic film and let it stand in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
The advice of our instructor Maria: to roll out the dough and cut it out perfectly, use the silicone mat, placing it directly on the baking tray which will go into the oven. In this way you will avoid moving the shapes and you’ll obtain a more precise form.
Use the parchment paper to roll and get a smooth dough and use 0.6 mm rolling pin guides, for a uniform thickness.
Cut out the shapes using the cutters included in the set in order to get 2 fronts of the house, 2 roofs, 2 lateral walls, 2 eaves, doors and windows.
Bake them at 170° for 10-12 minutes. Let them cool, before assembling the house.
How to assemble the house:
Use the royal icing as glue to join the fronts of the house to the lateral walls. With the piping bag and a round nozzle (n°5 or 6) put a uniform layer of royal icing along the edges of each piece.
Proceed by putting together the front of the house to the lateral walls, practicing a little pressure and let them dry for at least one day before assembling the roof.
Apply the royal icing along the upper edges of the house and stick on them the two shapes that will form the roof. Seal them in the center with other royal icing and finally fix the eaves. Let them dry for few hours until each piece has adhered perfectly before decorating.
Have fun decorating your house with some colored sugar paste. Cut out several stripes with the eaves cutter and cover the roof, taking care to place them in an offset position relative to the previous row.
Do the same on the entire surface and use some edible adhesives to glue the decorations.
To cover the shapes, of the door and of the windows, roll out the colored sugar paste with 1 mm rolling pin guide and glue it with edible adhesive.
Enrich your house with original details, giving vent to your imagination. For example, make these little trees, coating some ice cream cones with royal icing.
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