The tradition of decorating Gingerbread Houses is over 1,000 years old! If you haven’t done it before, it is not too late to start a gingerbread house decorating tradition in your family or circle of friends. It is the perfect activity to spend quality time with your loved ones during the Festive Season while creating a Gingerbread House masterpiece! You can even turn it into a gingerbread house building contest if you prefer! It’s the perfect activity to keep kids and adults alike entertained during the long December holiday’s!
Get the creative juices flowing this Festive Season with Cooking Up A Storm’s DIY Gingerbread House Kits. Since it was launched in 2017, hundreds of children (and adults!) have been assembling and decorating our gingerbread houses with family, friends and colleagues. Our houses are so popular because they are freshly baked and have no added preservatives. They are also 100% South African! In our kit you’ll find everything you need to assemble and decorate a gingerbread house – from pre-baked gingerbread house panels, to royal icing, a variety of quality candy, easy-to-follow instructions, etc. Each kit is packed in a sturdy box and wrapped in gift wrap with a gift tag – i.e. ready to either be placed under the Christmas Tree or to pack on holiday.
Based on the popularity of our kits, this year we are introducing two new items to our Gingerbread House product range:
Mugtopper DIY Gingerbread House Kit
These mini houses, aka Mug Toppers, are small enough to fit on a coffee mug or tea cup! Wow your guests by dressing up your Festive Season drinks with these adorable houses when you entertain! They make great stocking fillers too! The kit consists of everything you need to assemble 4 Mug Topper Gingerbread Houses: the pre-baked house panels, royal icing, a variety of sprinkles, instructions, etc. Each assembled house measures 6 cm in height.
Midi DIY Gingerbread House Kit
This is a medium version of our standard gingerbread house. The kit consists of everything you need to assemble 1 Midi Gingerbread House: the pre-baked house panels, royal icing, a variety of quality candy, instructions, a 20 cm x 20 cm cake board, etc. The assembled midi house measures 12 cm in height. If you order a couple of these, each family member can assemble and decorate their own gingerbread house! The houses can then be displayed as a village and form part of your Festive Season decor.
Large DIY Gingerbread House Kit
Our large gingerbread house is one of the biggest houses available in South Africa as part of a DIY kit. The kit consists of everything you need to assemble 1 large Gingerbread House: the pre-baked house panels, royal icing, a variety of candy, instructions, a 25 cm x 25 cm cake board, etc. 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 as well as the royal icing from scratch, templates for the panels of a large gingerbread house, a variety of quality candy, a piping bag and a comprehensive recipe booklet with step-by-step instructions.
Our Gingerbread products will be ready for collection or delivery at the end of November/beginning December 2018. You are welcome to let us know if you need it earlier!
Please visit our online shop to place your order. Please note that we need 48 to 72 hours for Gingerbread house kits to be baked and packed. Our kits can either be collected from Cooking Up A Storm Culinary Experiences in Robindale, Randburg or couriered (Postnet to Postnet in South Africa for R99). 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.
Two Gingerbread House Kits ready to be couriered!
Want to turn the activity into a group workshop?
- Join one of our Gingerbread House Workshops. Would you prefer to assemble and decorate a gingerbread house with our assistance? We offer Gingerbread House workshops to the public on scheduled dates as well as to private groups. Click here for more info. Workshops for private groups can be booked on a date of your choice at either Cooking Up A Storm Culinary Experiences in Robindale, Randburg or at a private house or venue. Please make contact for more information.
- Book a customised culinary lesson in your own kitchen.
- Book a party or get together for your child and his/her friends with this theme. It can be turned into a “Hansel & Gretel” theme as well.
Looking for a special gift for a special person?
Are you looking for a gingerbread house that is already assembled and decorated to give as a gift or to use as part of your Festive Season decor? Click here for more info on our Decorated Gingerbread Houses. Whether it is for a family member, friend, colleague or client. Our decorated Gingerbread houses are available in traditional Festive Season colours or in a colour scheme of your choice. Please specify in the Notes field when you place your order. The houses need to be collected from Cooking Up A Storm Culinary Experiences in Johannesburg. A map with directions will be provided with your order. Please make contact for a quote if you would like us to deliver it to your house or office.
Below are photo’s that mom’s, grannies, etc. sent us after their kids or grandkids assembled and decorated our kits.