Build your own gingerbread house

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Most families have a few holiday traditions that, while not ‘standard’ for everyone, are part of their festivities. For example, in my family we have a Christmas gingerbread house that is enjoyed on Boxing Day (usually in one go amongst my hungry little pack!).

This year we will be making our own gingerbread house – with a little help from The Gingerbread Shack. The Gingerbread Shack makes the most delicious gingerbread – for me, their gingerbread has exactly the right amount of spiciness and sweetness and a perfect soft but chewy texture.

The Gingerbread Shack sell ready-made gingerbread houses (for $55), but the real fun is in making your own (and they’ve done the hard work for you). Get the kids together for some construction and icing fun with a Gingerbread House Kit. It comes with gingerbread pieces (roof, walls and chimney), icing, a base board and decorative ribbons – all you have to add are the lollies of your choice. Gingerbread house kits are $29.95.

The Gingerbread Shack also has a huge, delicious range of iced cookies suitable for other celebrations such as birthday parties, as well as a gluten- and dairy-free range of treats.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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