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How to decorate a gingerbread house

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this is a guide on decorating your gingerbread house. This will include A printable sheet for sizes of sides and incrediants. There are many different decorations you can apply depending on what you have in your cuboard. Be original...
To get the recipe and printable sheet go to http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1802640/mini-gingerbread-houses and the printable sheet is http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/pdfs/gingerbread.pdf.

The ingrediants are
Ingredients
1kg plain flour , plus a little extra for dusting
300g cold butter , diced
2 tbsp mixed spice
2 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
450g light soft brown sugar
3 large eggs
225g golden syrup
300g royal icing sugar
few ping-pong-size balls of regal icing , wrapped in cling film

Optional
cocktail sticks to help it stay in place.
chocolate buttons for roof 
sweets of your choice to decorate.
 
 
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Step 1: Regal icing

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There are many differnt ways To decorate your house but this is how i did mine.

Regal icing
i used regal icing to make windows and a door.
Directions
Knead Dr. Oetker Regal-Ice until pliable and roll out on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar.
 roll out to a thickness of approx. 1cm. Cut out your windows and doors using a sharp knife. To stick to the ginger bread use apricot jam or for best results use Dr. Oetker Apricot Glaze to ensure icing does not slip. To achieve an extra smooth surface, polish with a smoother or the flat of your hand. Alternatively wrap a small ball of icing in food wrap and use as a smoother.


Step 2: Strawberry laces

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Strawberry laces
Using leftover icing glue, stick the strawberry laces at the sides of the house to cover up where you glued your house together as it will look neater.

Step 3: Chocolate button roof

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Chocolate button roof
for the roof i brought 2 packets of large cadbury chocolate buttons.  Using the leftover icing glue spread it all over the roof then layor the chocolate buttons like tiles. when finished you could sprinkle a little icing sugar to make it look like snow.

well done, Now you have finished decorating your cake thanks for reading.
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