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How To Make A Gingerbread House

Let me start this post by saying I have very little experience when it comes to baking, so even I surprised myself when I picked up a Gingerbread House Kit from Waitrose the other day. I was feeling inspired after reading Alys Homemade Vegan Gingerbread House Blogmas post so thought I would give my own a go. How hard could it be? Answer: harder than it looks but lots of fun too! Here is a my 10 step guide if you want to have a go yourself.

I brought all these ingredients as I pretty much wanted to put everything onto this gingerbread house.

Inside the gingerbread house kit you get:

2 x 60g of syrup

white chocolate buttons

gingerbread mix

icing

red chocolate buttons

Step 1: Make sure you have some butter as this is not included.

Step 2: Empty gingerbread mix into a bowl. So far so good. At this point I am thinking I may take up baking as a hobby.

Step 3: Add 80g of butter into a bowl with the 120g of syrup. If you don’t have scales like me, it’s all good. I just guesstimated what an eighth would look like out of the 500g butter tub. Yeah, I’m winning at this. Next, microwave the butter and syrup for 30 seconds.

Step 4: Mix together the warm butter and syrup into the gingerbread mix. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 5: Add a pinch of flour and roll out until gingerbread is 5 mm thick.

Step 6: In the kit there were templates to cut around to create 2 roofs and 2 sides plus a little door. Pop these onto grease proof paper read to bake.

Now go to the Co-Op because you realise you have never owned grease proof paper in your life.

Step 7: Pre-heat your oven to 180 and let your house cook for 10-15 minutes. Oops, I think I burnt my front door.

Step 8: Now, Waitrose tell you to heat up white chocolate milk buttons and use this as glue to stick your house together. Let me tell you now, white chocolate milk buttons (no matter how heated) do not stick houses together. I tried and failed and ran out of patience. Instead I just smothered my house in icing to create that snowy effect, hah.

Step 9: Now put in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes to set but not too long as you want to stick your sweeties to it.

Also, this house should have had a door, but my dad came round and ate it.

Step 10: This is the fun part – the sweet eating and decorating! I think I brought too many treats, I couldn’t fit everything on. My poor little house was crumbling under the pressure of it all and nearly fell apart.

Now leave to set and enjoy! Have you made a gingerbread house this year? I’d love to see your creations! If you have a go, have fun and get creative!

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40 Comments

  1. Vicky
    December 22, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    It looks lovely 😘☺️ Very yummy too! xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 22, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you Vicky 💕 it was a bit of a nightmare to make, especially when dad ate my front door – ha ha! 😂🙈 Thank you for commenting 😘 xx

  2. December 22, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    This looks so yummy – I wish I was this talented in the kitchen, but I can just about use the microwave!

    xo Millie
    http://www.modishrambling.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:43 am

      He he, I’m not very experienced in baking so I did struggle in places 🙈. It’s fun to make though and even better to eat 😍. Thank you for your lovely comment Millie and have a fabulous Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  3. December 22, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Loved this post, your gingerbread house looks amazing! So Christmassy! X

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 8:49 am

      Aw thank you so much Mollie 💕 that’s very sweet of you to say 😘 xx

  4. December 22, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    This is so cute I’m loving it! All the smarties and marshmallows look super yummy and the line about your dad eating the door really cracked me up haha! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas 🙂
    Alice Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 8:58 am

      Aw thank you so much Alice 💕 that’s so lovely of you ☺️. It was very tasty but a bit of a nightmare putting together and when my dad ate the front door that just topped it 🙈 ha ha. Have a fabulous and relaxing Christmas! 😘 xx

  5. December 22, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I have never made a gingerbread house but that’s something I have always wanted to do ! it alwyays looked so hard to make though ahah xx corinne

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:07 am

      Ha ha yeah it was pretty tricky but quite fun and very tasty to eat too! ☺️ Thank you so much for your comment Corinne 😘 and have a fabulous Christmas xx

  6. December 22, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    You did an amazing job! The roof is so colourful! And the little polar bear is adorable! I feel so inspired after reading your post! I’ll definitely have to put together my own gingerbread house sometime soon! Great post!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:12 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Annie 💕. I’m so glad it inspired you – it is lots of fun to make! Even better when you get to eat it he he ☺️ Have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas! 😘 xx

  7. December 22, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Wow you actually made the entire thing from scratch! That’s amazing! I don’t think I’d be very good at the gingerbread but the decorating I could certainly get on board with! 😍

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely encouraging comment Jenny 💕. That’s so sweet of you. The gingerbread making was quite tricky but worth it for the decorating and eating 😍. Have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  8. Isa
    December 22, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Thank you so much for these instructions, it’s so hard to stick all the parts of the house together! And once you’re done the Gingerbread house is always way too cute to be eaten 😍

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:45 am

      It was so hard to get it all to stick together! 🙈 I did struggle with that but I’m pleased it worked in the end he he! 😍 Thank you so much for your lovely comment Isa ☺️ and hope you have a fantastic Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  9. Zoe Jackson
    December 22, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    I have never made a gingerbread house but it is definitely on my Christmas Bucket list, I think I’ll have to do it next year and have my 4 y/o and 2y/o to help me decorate it, that’ll be fun I think.Yours looks great!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:27 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Zoe 💕. It’s so much fun to do and I’m sure your little ones will love decorating it! 😍 Have a fantastic and relaxing Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  10. December 22, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    This looks so cute and festive, you’ve inspired me to have a go! A little tip – the only way to stick a gingerbread house together is with melted sugar 😉 your photos are beautiful too! xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:47 am

      Wow, thanks Mary! 😍 I’ll definitely follow your advice if I ever make one again! Thank you for the awesome tip! ❤️ Have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  11. Shaun
    December 22, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Well done Bexa 😘. You have done a brilliant job, I love the smarties on the roof 😄. The polar bear looks really sweet too 😍. A very tasty looking gingerbread house 😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:31 am

      Thank you so much Shaun 💕 so glad you liked it! The smarties were delicious, it was lots of fun to make and eat. The polar bear is so cute I felt bad eating it he he 😍 xxxx

  12. Shevy du Toit
    December 22, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Hehehe I love this! I wanna make one tooooo but I want to buy the pieces premise cos I don’t do the baking business 😂

    Shevy
    http://moonsomnia.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:35 am

      He he, the decorating is definitely the fun part! 😍 Thank you for your lovely comment Shevy and have a fabulous Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  13. December 22, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    You got it from Waitrose so I’m already sold! I love making gingerbread houses but hate eating them because they look too pretty to break!- https://sophiehearts.net x

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:38 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment Sophie 💕 It was definitely fun to make and even better to eat he he 😍 Have a fabulous and relaxing Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  14. December 22, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    This looks lovely! 😍 I’ve always wanted to make a gingerbread house but I don’t like gingerbread 😂

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:40 am

      Aw he he, it’s definitely fun to make even if you don’t eat it 😝. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Charlotte and have a fabulous Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  15. December 22, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Well done! I cheated and used a ready made IKEA kit

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:48 am

      Aw I didn’t know you could buy ready made ones! 🙈 I’ll have to have a look out for them! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and have a fabulous Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  16. December 23, 2017 / 2:49 am

    Haha from seeing you tweet that your dad ate your gingy door I knew I had to come see this post! You’ve really got quite a house there Bex. I love it! looool at the buttons at least you managed to get snow top roofs tehe. <3 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 9:41 am

      He he, it was a bit of a nightmare to build and my dad eating the front door just topped it 🙈😂. I’m glad the snowy roof worked he he! Thank you for your sweet comment Lena and have a fabulous Christmas 🎄😘 xx

  17. Huda
    December 23, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Hahahah, I can’t get over the fact that your dad ate the door, but this is so cute, I love how colorful it looks! ☺️💕

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 23, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      He he! 🙈 I was struggling with getting it all to stick and when he ate the door that just topped it 🙈. Aw I’m so glad you like it, thank you for the lovely comment Huda 💕 xx

  18. December 23, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    aww this is such a nice thing to do around Christmas time! and good job it looks so yummy!! xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 27, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment 💕🌷. It was very tasty indeed! xx

  19. December 24, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    This looks sooo yummy! I think I tried something similar in the past before with some friends and it went so wrong hahaha. Me and my boyfriend usually get some of the gingerbread men or Christmas tree ones as a present around Christmas, and decorate them together. It’s good fun to see the difference between ours haha 😂

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 27, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Amy 💕. I think you have the right idea buying gingerbread men or Christmas trees and decorating them 😃. Making a gingerbread house from scratch is so tricky! I hope you have had a lovely Christmas 🎄 and have an awesome 2018 😘 xx

  20. December 25, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    This is so so good! I love your gingerbread creation – and you were so prepared with the decorations (unlike me haha) <3 Thanks so much for the mention, that's really lovely of you. Hope you're having a great Christmas!
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.wordpress.com/

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 27, 2017 / 3:25 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely encouraging comment Alys! 💕 He he, I was prepared with the decorating but nothing else 🙈. You are very welcome, yours is great! 💝 Hope you have had a lovely Christmas 🎄😘 xx

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