Build your own gingerbread house


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).

Subscribe to Babyology

Our email newsletters keep you up to date with what’s happening on Babyology.

We also have special newsletter-only offers and competitions that are exclusive to Babyology subscribers.

Sign up below:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Send this to a friend