Icing for decoration
Melt the butter together with the sugar and syrup. Stir until the mixture cools down. Add the egg.
Dissolve the bicarbonate in a little water and mix in the spices.
Add the flour and work into a dough. Leave to rest overnight.
Set the oven to 175 °C. Remove the dough from the fridge a little while before rolling out.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 5-7 minutes. If necessary, straighten the edges and allow to cool.
Melt the sugar in a saucepan on the hob and assemble the lights/small houses. Take care as it is easy to burn yourself. Leave to set.
Meanwhile make the icing for the decoration. Using an electric whisk beat all the ingredients into a thick mixture. Pour into a piping bag and decorate.
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