Thursday, December 6, 2012

Snowy Gingerbread Roof Tutorial



Here is an easy  way to make a fluffy roof on your gingerbread house.

To make the Snowy Gingerbread Roof  you need:

Plastic wrap
Piping bag, standard decorating coupler, small leaf shape piping tip(Wilton #352)

  • As you can see in the picture below I brushed some royal icing on the roof cookies, just to make sure my next royal application is no show through.
  • Using a super clever  plastic wrap in the piping bag idea from Karen's Cookies - you can watch her tutorial here, (at 1:11) I  filled my piping bag with medium stiff icing fitted   with a small leaf tip.
  • As you can see, I started piping the roof on already assembled house, starting at the bottom working my way up, in rows I piped small leaves /shingles.Continue piping leaves until you get to the top of the roof. Sprinkle with sanding sugar. Repeat on the opposite roof, again apply sanding sugar once done.
  • Once both sides are done, you may notice a gap between, if this is the case just fill the gap with icing and add additional row of piped shingles until you are happy with how it looks
  • Let the icing dry and you are done.


Using clear food grade plastic wrap inside the piping bag makes for an easy clean up.



Piping bag fitter with Wilton # 352 small leaf tip.


Roof pieces brushed with icing.


Piping roof shingles using leaf tip and medium to stiff consistency icing.




Sprinkle roof with Sparkling Sanding Sugar
You can find additional Tutorials on constructing your own Gingerbread Bird House, just follow the links below.
Gingerbread Bird House Tutorial
How to make a Frosty Window on your gingerbread house

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