Wilton® Halloween Gingerbread Mansions
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Wilton® Halloween Gingerbread Mansions

Make your Halloween guests feel right at home with these fearsome fortresses!
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Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • House 1:
    Michaels Haunted Mansion (includes 11 pre-baked pieces, black icing mix, green icing mix, purple/black mini multi-colored candies, black/orange large sugared gum drop and black spike candy, 2 decorating bags, 2 decorating tips, cardboard base and decorating instructions)
    Wilton 9 in. Angled Spatula
    Cornstarch
    Knife
    Granulated Sugar
  • House 2:
    Michaels Haunted Mansion (includes 11 pre-baked pieces, black icing mix, green icing mix, purple/black mini multi-colored candies, black/orange large sugared gum drop and black spike candy, 2 decorating bags, 2 decorating tips, cardboard base and decorating instructions)
    Wilton 9 in. Rolling Pin
    Wilton Spatula
    Cornstarch
    Ruler
    Knife
    Granulated Sugar
  • House 3
    Michaels Haunted Mansion (includes 11 pre-baked pieces, black icing mix, green icing mix, purple/black mini multi-colored candies, black/orange large sugared gum drop and black spike candy, 2 decorating bags, 2 decorating tips, cardboard base and decorating instructions.
    Wilton 9 in. Rolling Pin
    Wilton Spatula
    Cornstarch
    Ruler
    Knife
    Granulated Sugar
 

Project Instructions

Ghoulish Gingerbread Mansion
Assemble house with black icing on board according to included in instructions, leaving off front panel. 

Ice roof smooth in black icing. 

Outline door in black icing, fill in with zigzags and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Fill in window on door with green icing and pipe black panes on windows. Add purple mini multi-colored candy for doorknob; attach with icing. 

Ice all remaining windows in green icing (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Outline all windows and panes with black icing. 

Attach front piece to house. Pipe black seams on house.  

Pipe black lines on front roof section and attach purple mini multi-colored candies above windows. 

Attach black spike candies on front roof piece and in corners of roof. 

Attach black mini multi-colored candies around base of roof. Put black large sugared gum drops on the cornerstones of house. Line base of house with purple mini multi-colored candies and place on top of each cornerstone, attaching with dots of black icing.

Cut orange large sugared gum drops in half, horizontally, and attach for walkway with dots of black icing. Attach black spike candies on top of gum drops with dots of black icing.

Swirled Gingerbread Mansion
Assemble house with black icing on board according to included instructions, leaving off front panel. 

Ice roof smooth with black icing.

Outline door on front panel with black icing and fill in with zigzags (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).  

Roll out orange large sugared gum drops on surface sprinkled with granulated sugar to roll flat for windows. Cut windows for triple front window each ½ in. wide x 1 ¼ in. high. For front bottom window cut gum drop 1 in. wide x 1 ½ in. high. For side windows cut gum drops ¾ in. wide x 1 ¼ in. high. Oval window above door is ¾ in. wide x 1 in. high. Window on door is 1 in. half circle

Attach windows to house with icing. Use black icing to outline windows ¼ in. wide, narrowing to 1/8 in. wide at bottom.  

At bottom curves above window use black icing and vary from ½ in. to ¼ in. thickness, fill in (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe black outline over window frame.

Pipe black details on roof and attach black spikes on top of roof. Attach alternating purple/black mini multi-colored candies around eaves of roof. 

Use green icing to pipe details for window panes, scrolls and dots around windows. 

Use black icing to pipe window pane on front door and over designs above door and oval window. 

Attach front panel to right side of house front and attach 5 black spike candies under front of roof.

Green Door Gingerbread Mansion
Assemble house with black icing on board according to included instructions, leaving off front panel.  

Ice roof smooth with black icing. 

Outline front door and fill in with green icing (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Outline door with black mini multi-colored candies and add purple mini multi-colored candy for doorknob; attach all with dots of black icing. 

Roll out orange large sugared gum drops for window on surface sprinkled with granulated sugar. Cut two front windows ¾ in. wide x 1 ½ in. high, bottom front window 1 ¾ in. wide x 1 ¼ in. high, side windows 1 ½ in. wide x 1 in. high, roof window 2 in. wide x 1 ½ in. high. Cut all windows so they narrow 1/8 in. toward the bottom of windows. Attach windows to house with icing and outline in black.  

Pipe green zigzag designs for shutters. Pipe pane details on windows. Roll out black large sugared gum drops on surfaced sprinkled with granulated sugar. Cut ¼ in. wide and cut the length to match under each window; attach with black icing. Attach black spike candies on black large gum drops window sills with black icing.  

Pipe lattice on roof, ½ in. apart. Alternately attach purple/black mini multi-colored candies on eaves and purple mini multi-colored candies on peak. 

Attach front left side of house front.  Attach black mini multi-colored candies with black icing for front window on door.

Tips

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