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2019 Do-It-Yourself Gingerbread Kits

The Festive Season is around the corner, so it is time to stock up on gifts for the special people in your life … from family and friends, to colleagues and clients. Cooking Up A Storm’s Do-It-Yourself Gingerbread Kits make great gifts and will really get those creative juices flowing this Festive Season. It is the perfect activity to keep kids entertained during the long school holidays.

Since it was launched in 2017, hundreds of children (and adults!) have been assembling and decorating our gingerbread items with family, friends, colleagues and clients.  Our gingerbread kits are very popular because:
– they are baked to order, i.e. guaranteed freshness
– they have no added preservatives
– they are made by hand with quality ingredients
– they are 100% South African!

Each kit is packed in a sturdy box – ready to either be placed under the Christmas Tree or to pack on holiday. Our 2019 Do-It-Yourself Gingerbread items for 2019 are:

3D Gingerbread Santa’s Sleigh Kit

This kit consists of everything you need to decorate and build a jumbo size Santa’s Sleigh:

  • 5 x pre-baked gingerbread cookies, royal icing, black and red food colouring, disposable piping bags, comprehensive easy-to-follow instructions, etc. The assembled sleigh measures 13 cm in height.
  • Please note: candy not included.

3D Gingerbread North Pole Express Train Kit

This kit consists of everything you need to decorate and build a North Pole Express Train:

  • 20 x pre-baked gingerbread cookies, royal icing, black, red, yellow, green and blue food colouring, disposable piping bags, comprehensive easy-to-follow instructions, etc. The train consists of a locomotive and three wagons.
  • Please note: candy not included.

2D Gingerbread Nativity Scene Kit

This kit consists of everything you need to decorate and build a Nativity Scene:

  • 30 x pre-baked gingerbread cookies, royal icing, black, red, yellow, green and blue food colouring, disposable piping bags, comprehensive easy-to-follow instructions, etc. The kit consists of 11 characters: Jesus in the crib, Joseph, Mary, three wise men, a shepherd, four sheep, a donkey, a camel, an angel and a stable. The details are stamped onto the character cookies before it is baked, which makes decorating easy. There is also support piece(s) for each of the characters.

3D Large Gingerbread House Kit

This kit consists of everything you need to decorate and build a large gingerbread house:

  • 6 x pre-baked gingerbread house panels, royal icing, green and red food colouring, disposable piping bags, quality candy & sprinkles, comprehensive easy-to-follow instructions and a 25 cm x 25 cm cake board. The assembled house measures 16 cm in height.

This kit is also available in a “Bake It Yourself” kit. If you prefer to also bake the house panels from scratch, this is the kit for you! This kit includes the dry ingredients needed to prepare the gingerbread cookie dough from scratch, templates for the panels of a large gingerbread house, a variety of quality candy, royal icing, disposable piping bags and a comprehensive instructions.

Jumbo Gingerbread Man Kit

This kit consists of everything you need to decorate two jumbo gingerbread cookies:

  • two pre-baked gingerbread cookies, royal icing, green and red food colouring, a variety of candy, comprehensive easy-to-follow instructions, etc.

Please visit our online shop to place your order. Please note that the cookies are baked to order. The kits can either be collected in Linden (JHB) or couriered (Postnet to Postnet) in South Africa. Please note that it takes 3 to 5 working days for a kit to be couriered from one Postnet to another.  Please take this into account in your planning when your order.


Want to turn the activity into a group workshop?

  • If you prefer to decorate and assemble our gingerbread kits with our assistance, be sure to book a space at one of our Cookie Decorating Workshops. We will be announcing workshop dates on our Facebook page soon. It is also possible to book a Gingerbread Cookie decorating workshop for a private group on a date of your choice.  The workshop can take place at your house or at one of Cooking Up A Storm’s approved venue’s in Gauteng. Please contact us as soon as possible to secure a date as our diary is filling up fast! Please make contact for more information.

Looking for a special gift for a special person?

Are you looking for a gingerbread cookie sleigh, train, Nativity Scene or house that is already assembled and decorated to give as a gift or to use as part of your Festive Season decor?  Please make contact for a quote if you would like us to deliver it to your house or office.

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Hot Cross Buns

Fill your kitchen and your home during this Easter time with the spicy aroma of the very best home made Hot cross buns, made with real ground spices and baked with love for your family and friends!   One of the highlights on the calendar of worldwide annual baking traditions are these buns. A feeling of expectation arises when the pervasive spicy aroma of flavourful yeast-risen buns fill the air in many home kitchens.   Be sure to also try the recipe for Hot Cross Hybrid (Pain Au Chocolat), an Easter-themed pastry.

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Hot Cross Hybrid

This recipe is a cross (excuse the pun!) between a Hot Cross Bun and the popular French pastry, pain au chocolat, which is made with yeast-leavened dough and filled with chocolate.  “Pain au chocolat” literally means chocolate bread.

Be sure to also try the traditional recipes for traditional Croissants and Hot Cross Buns.

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