Old Fashioned Swiss Chalet

by Jana Keeler
(San Francisco, CA)

Old Fashioned Swiss Chalet

Old Fashioned Swiss Chalet

I learned to make this little house about 35 years ago. I don't use a lot of candy so it's pretty quick to make. I used chocolate covered pretzels for the fence, rock candy on the roof and put in a little piping gel pond. I love the little shutters and the icing trellis windows. I give them a Christmas presents and they are a pretty big hit and simple to make.

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Dec 31, 2008
How the Trees were made
by: Anonymous

For the trees I used the Sugar ice cream cones. To make different sizes I simply broke off the bottoms of the cones to make it smaller. Then I used green royal icing and a small leaf tip to pipe on leaves starting at the bottom and circling around. To finish off the whole look for the entire piece I put some powdered sugar in a sieve and made it "snow" over the house and trees.


Jan 22, 2008
Too cute to eat!
by: Veronica

Yet it looks so scrumptous that I want to taste it! I would love to receive this as a gift!

(from Veronica's Tea House, Enchanted Mushroom Cottage & V's Pink Villa Blog)

Jan 22, 2008
Ohhh so sweet!
by: Anonymous

I love pretzels for fence and porch rails! All the icing is outstanding. Yeah, I can picture it as a great centerpiece. Tell me about the tree structure if it is possible to get back to me?

Richard. "Harriman House" blog.

Great job!

Dec 20, 2009
Christmas day
by: joan

is swiss chalet open for business on Christmas day?

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