Before Christmas we sat down to decorate “gingerbread” houses, Since we never eat our houses I cheat and use hot glue to assemble them ahead of time. Then you cover the glue with frosting and it looks just as good, but you don’t have the waiting time you do using icing.
This year we also used the squeeze-cheese can type of icing that comes with a few different tips. We were all surprised at how well it worked for holding on the candy! Once stuck on, we didn’t even have to hold the heavy pieces in place or anything. I’d use them again for sure.