I'm so pleased and thankful that you guys love this gingerbread man design from a couple of seasons ago. Looking back at the sales from the past two Christmas seasons, he's still my number one seller for each of those years!
Since you all were such fans, I thought it would be fun to expand on the gingerbread theme. Instead of focusing on a single gingerbread man design, this time around I came up with a set that also includes a female companion and a gingerbread house. I also went with a peppermint theme to tie in with this new gingerbread theme.
Gingerbread Cookie Cutters
As mentioned above, I'll be focusing on decorating the gingerbread house design.
You can download the new 2018 Christmas cookie templates HERE.
If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
- Light Brown Color royal icing (I used this caramel color from LilaLoa.)
- Darker Brown Color icing (I used the same caramel color from above, just with a little more coloring added.)
- Holiday Red piping icing. (I used Americolor Tulip Red.)
- Holly Green icing (I mixed Americolor Egg Yellow with Mint Green.)
- Yellow piping icing ( used Americolor Egg Yellow.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Pink icing. (I used Wilton Pink.)
- Blue icing (I mixed two parts Americolor Teal and one part Americolor Sky Blue.)
For those without a projector, mark the guidelines where the house detail sections should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guideline on the cookie.
Begin by outlining and then filling the middle "gingerbread" section of the house. Then immediately add the darker accent dots. (Give the cookie a good shake to flatten the icing surface.)
Next fill in the door, window, and red stripe sections, as shown. Let the icing set and crust over for about 15 minutes.
Once the icing had time to set up, add the white snowy roof, the side gumdrop accents, and the white stripes of the candy canes. (Don't forget to add the white stripes for the window sill too.) Let this icing set up for another 20 minutes.
Add the snowy tops to the window, the door, and the gum drops.
Then lastly, finish up by adding the red door frame, the window frame and striped sill, and the yellow door knob.
The steps above are demonstrated in the time-lapsed video below.
The dimensions of the box above is 12" x 5" x 1.5". It holds 3 regular-sized cookies with plenty of wiggle room for the cellophane bags around them.
For more tutorials on decorated gingerbread cookie designs, check on the following links below: