Instead of following the instructions on the box to create the coffee house, I put my own creativity to work. The kit comes with royal icing mix, decorating icing, sprinkles, food color, icing decorations and coffee-cup shaped cookies, though I pulled my own supplies and got to work.
Whenever I make a gingerbread house or cookie house, I opt for a glue gun over the royal icing. Obviously this makes it non-edible and can only be used as display. If you are creating your own coffee house or bake shop and plan to eat your cookie house creation, be sure to use the royal icing provided.
Instead of the coffee cup cookies that came with the kit, I baked sweater cookies to resemble our signature COOKIES sweatshirts, only available at Jenny Cookies Bake Shop! To create your own bake shop cookie house, you’ll need 2 icing bags colored black and white and fitted with #3 decorating tips.
When glue gun has heated, glue house together and allow to settle. If you use the royal icing provided, allow house to dry completely before decorating. There is nothing worse than a house that is falling over!
Using the white icing bag fitted with a #3 tip, follow the lines on the house to draw a window. Fill in with back and forth lines. Use black icing bag to outline window and draw on panes.
When window is completed, draw outline of door and fill in with back and forth lines, sparing the window in the door. Fill window in with white icing. Repeat with half moon shaped window above door. Draw a white porch and door knob.
Stand house upright and draw three black stripes of the awning, filling in each space with a back and forth motion. Complete awning with white icing, drawing remaining 4 stripes.
The Coffee House Kit comes with a small sign that says COFFEE. Instead of using the provided candy decoration, turn it around and draw a small cookie onto the left side using brown icing with a #4 tip, then pipe chocolate chips on “cookie” with black icing and write the word COOKIES.
To display the Jenny Cookies Bake Shop cookie house, I put it on a cake stand and covered the base in flour, sugar and coarse, sparkly sanding sugar. To give the stand a little life, I added a few twigs to add in a little green. Below the surface are the COOKIES sweatshirts created with the black and white icing bags!
To add one last element to the house, I added a touch of disco dust glitter to the roof to make the house sparkle.
This was such a fun project to work on. I can’t wait to see what you guys create. Would you make the Coffee House Kit, or would you create something of your own? What would you dream up with this cookie kit? Let me know in the comments below.
Photos by Kelly Clare
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