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Let's Decorate: Gingerbread House

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Get in the holiday spirit and make a gingerbread house from scratch.

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What You Get

  • Four streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including printable supply list and Stephanie Kappel's expert designs and recipes
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Stephanie Kappel

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Class Overview

Take a break from the holiday chaos with a fun and festive project that the whole family can get in on! Expert cookie artist Stephanie Kappel guides you step by step to create a homemade gingerbread house with piped door frames, window panes and more. Using Stephanie’s exclusive designs and techniques, you can easily put your house together whether you’re an advanced decorator or just starting out. She even provides options for a pre-baked house and candy-heavy version. Get ready to decorate and celebrate your new annual holiday tradition!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Baking Tips & First Decorations
Like any well-designed home, your gingerbread house starts with a good foundation. Stephanie helps you build a ground floor of success by sharing her tips for straight sides, flat roofs and level decorating surfaces. (If you’d like, you can use a pre-baked house instead.) And, learn how to make holiday wreaths and festive window boxes to give your house sweet curb appeal.
2. Decorating the Panels
3. Piped Details
4. House Assembly

Taught by

Stephanie Kappel
Stephanie Kappel
Stephanie Kappel is the owner of The Hungry Hippopotamus, a hand-decorated cookie business and the perfect fusion of her technical expertise, artistic expression and visible affection. Stephanie has taught her techniques all over the world, from art conventions such as CookieCon to Cookie’sCool, Europe’s first cookie decorating event. Her work has been featured on TV programs such as "ABC Action News" and in publications including American Cake Decorating, Southern Living and more.

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