Part 3- I have been working on pieces for the interior of the bakery all along.
For the exterior I've added little bits like a cardboard piece that will be a step. You can use wood for this. But it really doesn't matter since it will all be covered up.
The fireplace is done the same way. At this point all the wiring is in place. Use a little dot of hot glue to tack the wires in place. This insures they won't move around when you put your sparkle or plaster on.
Now it's time to cover everything up. First we are doing the "cookie" part. I prefer to use spakling paste. Any brand works. This stuff is at your big box home improvement store.
I use a cardboard box to elevate the house. It's easier to apply the sparkling at the bottom of the walls this way. Apply 1st coat all over the house.
I am applying 2 coats of sparkle. Make sure you let the 1st coat dry completely before applying the 2nd coat. If you don't your plaster/spakling will crack.
This is an up close photo of that front step to show you how thick your 2 coats should be.
You want the sharp corners covered and rounded off.
Next, The whole exterior gets painted with a cookie color. It's applied so that the edges are a little darker like it was baking in the oven. As you apply your main color have a little bit of dark brown on hand. Before the paint dries you want to blend some of the darker color in. It is seamless and looks multidimensional.
Next, I'm adding more trim made from candy molds. They have been pre painted in cream.
For the icing, you need light weight spakling, a disposable pastry bag and pastry tip. Then just pipe on your icing just as if you were decorating a cookie.
The candy I will be using is all Christmas decorations. They will get stuck onto the spakling icing before it dries. Some will be hot glued on also.
The next post will be the completed house. Thanks for following along!