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Our little gingerbread house

traditional gingerbread

So normally around the festive season we either make gingerbread men, ginger tree decorations or a gingerbread house but with the whole house move and a lot of our things still in boxes and being somewhat disorganised at the moment, we still wanted to have the joy of making a house but in a more stress-free kind of way so when we were asked to take part in a fun competition to decorate and put together a gingerbread house for Sykes Cottages we couldn't wait. We got off a little bit late with our efforts due to our kit getting a little bit lost in the postal system and as mentioned before still unpacking/sorting out internet, but we got there in the end.

Traditional gingerbread house

This traditional gingerbread house kit is perfect for toddlers and if you don't want the hassle of cooking from scratch - which is equally as fun but can be stressful when dealing with delicate wall panels and a child with a penchant for sweet gingerbread. Basically you build the house using icing to stick everything together, it comes with some lovely and tasty decorations, some of which never made it on to the gingerbread house as we both had little nibbles while putting it together.

Mr A loved the fondant people and enjoyed put the sprinkles across the icing. With regards to design we went with some thing fairly traditional and kept with the whole german house theme, in fact it reminded me of the ski chalet I stayed in in Austria. I have to admit the actual gingerbread was not the same as freshly baked gingerbread and was overly sweet for our taste but it got us into the Christmas spirit and is a great crafty thing to do with young children.

gingerbread house

We were given the kit to take part in the gingerbread house decoration competition, all words are our own.


  1. Wow, what a beautiful creation!
    You did a great job with decorating it... shame to eat it now...

  2. That is adorable, I love it!! I tried to make one a while ago, it was a disaster, nothing like this fabulous offering!

    Thanks for sharing, I adore gingerbread!

  3. This is so cute! Ours usually gets destroyed by children just after Christmas lol

  4. This is gorgeous and looks so yummy too. You two have great decorating skills

  5. How lovely is that! I wouldn't want to tuck into it with it looking so lovely x


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