We just have to share how these originated. Everyone (and maybe even their dog) has cookie cutter sets with too many holiday-themed cookie cutters that never get used. Well, this Christmas we are putting one of those never-before-seen-on-this-blog shapes from Halloween to good use. Yes, that's right, Halloween. We used what was intended to be a haunted house as a frilly little gingerbread house. Then we even came up with a fun way to make it look like snow melted on it. Check it out!
Here's how we did it...
` pack buttercream frosting into a freezer zip-top plastic bag, cut off the corner, and pipe it along the top of your gingerbread house in a zig-zag fashion, leaving no spaces in-between the zigs and the zags
Click HERE for our buttercream frosting recipe.
Now we will show you how to get from this (zig-zagged frosting) to that (melted snow).
` place cookie with the zig-zagged frosting on a small microwavable plate (we did one at a time) and microwave for 6-9 seconds.
` sometimes it helps to tip the plate and encourage the melted frosting to run downward
` while the frosting is still wet, place holly leaf sprinkles on snowy rooftop
` before you know it, you will have constructed an entire neighborhood of cookie cutter homes... hehe... that smell delicious