Gingerbread House Kit
All of the Fun and None of the Hassle
A gingerbread house kit is the easiest way to get your feet wet, so to speak, in gingerbread house building.
The icing "glue" is usually perfect and ready to be used, without the frustration that we can sometimes feel
trying to get the consistency just right for holding the pieces together.
While gingerbread from scratch is usually a bit tastier than a gingerbread kit, kits usually are delicious
and I guaranty your kids will never know the difference!
Our Gingerbread House Kits
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are not selling kits this year.
Gingerbread-house-heaven.com has always been a one-woman show and I've decided to give myself (and my family) a break this year and stick with what I do best... which is designing
Gingerbread House Templates.
The only exception this year is that I'm continuing to sell
leaf gelatin since it can be difficult to find and it's such a wonderful material for gingerbread house windows. I'll also continue to offer ads for other gingerbread house kits that you may be interested in.
Why am I not selling kits this year? Well, if you want to know the nitty gritty, here's what happened: The past few years, I've outsourced many of the gingerbread house kits that I sold through this site and, to make a long story short, the bakery just didn't offer the same level of customer service that I expect for my customers. So, I'll take this year off (from selling hard goods) and I'll start again fresh in 2014, searching for a bakery I can be proud to represent. I apologize for any inconvenience and hope you'll return to my site again next year to see what gingerbread kits and supplies we have to offer.
Have a terrific 2013 Holiday Season and please come back and visit soon to share your gingerbread house photos and ideas!
if you have any questions or don't see what you're looking for.
In a Rush?
Do you need gingerbread kits in just a few days? Most of our kits (except for the "Traditional" and "Small" Houses) are in stock and can be shipped out within a few days. If you need something REALLY fast though,
Amazon has a few gingerbread kits right now that can arrive in just 2 days. We can generally beat the Amazon prices, but not the shipping.
to ask about a particular kit.
How to Buy: Preassembled or Some Assembly Required?
You can find kits either preassembled, where you simply unwrap and decorate, or unassembled, with the
individual pieces for you to assemble. Some kits only include the ingredients and you mix, roll out, cut,
and bake the gingerbread yourself. Make sure that you know what kind of kit you're getting so you don't
have any unpleasant surprises when you open it!
Note that, if you're assembling the house (or other gingerbread kit design) yourself, you'll need to give
the icing a good bit of time to set (harden) after assembling and before decorating. If you rush the process and attempt to decorate a
gingerbread house too soon, there's a good chance something will break while you're trying to decorate.
My advice is to go ahead and preassemble the house at least several hours before having kids help with the
decorating. If your kids are old enough to help with the assembly, be sure to lower their expectations
and make sure they understand that the decorating will need to come later.
The preassembled houses make terrific gifts for busy families or anyone who enjoys instant gratification.
The kits which require some assembly or full baking can be a perfect gift for a family who loves to cook
And all of our kits and supplies can be shipped to your recipient's address, on a specific date, with a note from you. Simply
click here to open our Gingerbread Gift Request page and fill out the form.
Or Make Your Own Gingerbread Kit Gift
You could even create your own kit to give as gifts this holiday:
- Send the recipient to this site for recipes and templates. You can include the URL on your gift card (www.gingerbread-house-heaven.com)
- Print out our free templates
- Print out recipes from this site if the recipient isn't web-savvy (It's OK with us as long as it's just for your personal use and NOT something you'll sell)
- Include a gingerbread mix OR all of the ingredients needed for the gingerbread recipe
- Royal icing mix OR all of the ingredients for royal icing
- And, the most fun part, add a variety of colorful candies
Wrap your kit up together in a pretty basket or attach to a brand new baking sheet. Or, for a less expensive
option, you could tie everything together with red and green ribbons and then tie on a gingerbread man
cookie cutter as the decorative "ribbon".
Using a gingerbread house kit yourself or giving one as a gift is a terrific way to start (or get back into)
making gingerbread houses! Have fun with it!
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