One afternoon in November we found ourselves in IKEA browsing the Christmas department when we happened to come across a Gingerbread house. IKEA had a beautifully decorated house on display and immediately we knew we had to make our own.
We have so many memories of making gingerbread houses when we were younger! In fact we didn’t make them our parents did and most of the time they ended up in a collapsed heap on the kitchen table.
The gingerbread house from IKEA was only £2.50 and tastes just like biscoff. We knew on buying the decorations we had to head straight for the royal icing as this was our only hope that the house would be a success. With a lot of perseverance and copious amounts of icing our gingerbread house stood strong for the first time ever.
We decided to decorate our house with Jelly tots, Strawberry laces and Smarties. We found that the lighter the sweet the easier if was to stick on the house so we would definitely suggest using Jelly tots or something similar.
This is such a fun thing to do with kids around Christmas time, and maybe a fun activity to calm down all the excitement on Christmas Eve, something to keep them occupied for at least half an hour!!
We had so much fun and will definitely be making this a new tradition maybe next year we will brave it and make our own gingerbread….