Gingerbread house workshop 2015

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Gingerbread house workshop 2015

We’ve just had our third annual gingerbread house workshop. Every year we are amazed and impressed with the kids creative approach to their gingerbread houses. I must say too I think we just get a bit better every year. Each year learning from the last what works and does’t.

This year the houses were finished in record time. Here are some of the things that stood out for me as lessons learnt…

  • I rolled my gingerbread a little thiner and cooked it a bit crisper this year.
  • I put my cookie sheet in the freezer to firm up once I had rolled the dough. Not so vital if you are in the Northern Hemisphere but down here it’s hot work!
  • It’s important to leave some time after building your walls for the royal icing to set before trying to add the roof. I think our kids are learning to be a little more patient!



Useful links

I’ve included my own template for a small house. If you have a group of kids this is a good size and you can make four out of the Gingerbread recipe above.

Template Small Gingerbread House










Sweatopia’s gingerbread recipe

Sweatopia’s royal icing recipe