UPDATE: Contact details of supplies is in the bottom of this post.
This I feel is a great more-sustainable christmas gift for families with children Christmas! We just made sure to clean and dry all the plastic waste and bring it here for eco-bricking.
I posted this on my Instagram Stories yesterday and a lot of people asked where I got the kit! So I want to share with you some pictures of our DiploFamily making it and also a short video I made of some highlights!
Christmas is not cancelled if we find meaningful and fun ways to create happy memories with out loved ones. And creating a Gingerbread House with fun Christmas songs was such a treat for us!
OPENING THE KIT
The kit is compact and complete. The box is like a regular cake box size and can definitely be delivered via Lalamove with insulated box!
Just look at the excitement and joy in DiploBaby’s eyes! Priceless!
I love that the box is reusable and they used washi tape instead of plastic! They have keeping instructions in the box if you don’t want to use it immediately. But we prefer to eat things fresh so they are at their yummies, so we made it the same day we received it!
It comes with instructions but you may also want to check YouTube for inspiration! The kit is complete with decorative treats + 3 bags of royal icing which was amazingly delicious!
WHAT TO PREPARE
I laid out this mat from Gathre to make clean up easier because it’s wipeable. The kit is complete. All you need are scissors for cutting the tips and removing the sealed plastic around the gingerbread, plus bowls for the candy.
I also made sure to have tissue and Kurin nearby for super easy clean up! It saved my Gathre Mat from so many red icing stains! The key is immediate spray, wait and wipe!
Thank you to our lovely neighbor Pearl who gifted us with such a wonderful Christmas experience! I would never have had the guts to DIY a Gingerbread House but this kit made it easy!
PLUS it’s DELICIOUS! You can smell the freshly made gingerbread the moment you open the sealed packaging.
BUILDING THE HOUSE
I had to start the process by putting the house together. This is the trickiest part because you need a steady hand to keep 1 front + 1 sidewall together while the sugar icing dries. Then I added more icing to stabilize.
Then when 2 sides are attached, I generously placed icing around the base so it would stick to the “floor.” Then I added another sidewall, then put more icing to stick it to the floor. We just had o be patient so that the icing hardened.
Once the base with all the 4 walls was stable, I added the roof. This is even trickier coz it has a tendency to slide. DiploBaby accidentally hit my elbow and you can see the front almost came off but we held them together and added icing to connect it!
I set a 10minute timer to make sure the house was all stuck together securely! While waiting I placed the decorative items in small bowls to make it easy for DiploBaby to decorate.
I didn’t come out of this randomly. I googled “DIY Gingerbread House” to find inspiration. And I started by lining and criss crossing the roof and DiploBaby and TD placed chocolate where the X crisscrossed.
I did the front of the house, while DiploBaby went crazy with the back using his favorite color RED icing!
He was so focused, while stealing some candy and licking some icing that he didn’t even notice getting some on his face LOL!
The icing was really so yummy! It’s no wonder the booboo was enjoying himself!
To remember the star of Bethlehem we placed the star on the peak of the roof. I added lots of icing and we placed it on together!
We were very proud of our creation!
Some ideas I wish I did that you may want to consider:
- Do an outline of the Gingerbread man so he’s more visible. I love that DiploBaby used M&Ms for eyes! I thought it was hilarious!
- Outlining the Christmas tree & adding decor to it.
- Putting a white icing outline on all the pieces to make them pop like the roof.
- Letting the icing run on the walls so it looks like snow falling.
- Add more decor using chocolate and candy we had from Halloween!
The Gingerbread Man isn’t so visible coz I forgot to outline or fill it!
But all in all, we are super happy with our very first attempt at DIYing a Gingerbread house!
We tried to make the tree and gingerbread man stand but they can’t so we just leaned them diagonally on the house. I supported the tree with 2 candy on the base.
Kept the sides simple and placed lines on the base to simulate snow. But there is enough icing to fully cover it. We only used one piping bag. The kit comes with TWO! So you can go crazy with your “snow.”
DiploBaby was really happy and proud of his side! I loved that he made all these tiny happy face details on the candy!
And there was even a dog peaking out at the very top of his wall!
TIME TO EAT!
Afterwards we invited his friend to enjoy eating the treats with us! Nothing is better than sharing goodies with friends! They both liked that candy canes! They are much better than dry flavorly candy canes I’ve had in the past. I think they must be freshly made!
Yes we ate it immediately after just like Hansel & Gretel LOL! I think that’s why it was still so yummy! If you keep it for long or in the ref the gingerbread and icing can definitely dry out and you might not enjoy it as much as we did!
I hope you enjoyed the video and seeing this fun Christmas experience that I never thought I would have the pleasure of creating for my son! Thank you Pearl for gifting us this wonderful experience!
I highly recommend it as an activity for a family with kids this season or gifting the experience to a family instead of something that they might not need! Just make sure to dispose of plastic in a sustainable manner!
READ: MORE SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS IDEAS
If you would like to inquire about buying or gifting this kit, please see details below!
MY TINY BODEGA
Source for DIY Gingerbread House Making Kit
Contact Pearl +639178152108
Or DM the on their Instagram
Cheryl Chan says
Thank you for this post! we have the kit but it’s good to have some visual guidance on how to fully utilize all the items in the kit. appreciate the thoroughness of this post.
Hi Cheryl, I’m so glad you found the detailed post useful! Sometimes I questions all the effort I put into super detailed posts, but your comment makes me feel happy that it’s helpful! Hope you have a happy and safe holidays!
Hi, I’d like to reach out on how I can get the kit? are you selling it or someone else does? hope to hear from you soon. thanks!
Hi there, the contact person pearl and her number are in the bottom of the post. Enjoy!
Hi ordered today at their Instagram is it a new account? A bit worried but paid just the same
Yes it’s a new account, but it’s also Pearl whose mobile number is in the bottom of the post. She’s my neighbor so just let me know if you have any probs. =) This is the same supplier of Gingerbread Houses for S&R so they are very reputable. =) I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!