Gingerbread house kits make it easy to get to the fun part of making a gingerbread house - the decorating - fast. Here are a few things to consider when looking for a kit that's right for you:
How big do I want my gingerbread house to be? Most kits are for a gingerbread house that is 6" tall. Want something bigger? Look for a giant gingerbread house kit. Wilton makes one, and it's usually available in craft stores, like Michaels, in December.
Do I want to assemble it myself? Most gingerbread kits are pre-baked, not pre-assembled. With a pre-baked kit, you will get pieces of baked gingerbread that you put together with icing (included). Pre-assembled gingerbread kits have the houses already put together.
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The finished gingerbread house is 11" x 12" x 9"
If you're a fan of those little Christmas village houses and train sets, this is the gingerbread kit for you. It includes five mini houses, each one measuring about 3" high x 3" wide (each is a slightly different size), plus the icing mix, two decorating bags, tips, candy and cardboard bases.
This is also a great kit when you have more than one child, and you want each to have his or her own gingerbread house to decorate.
If you're more of a do-it-yourselfer, but you don't want to make a pattern, roll, and cut the gingerbread dough, this gingerbread house pan is for you. Bake the gingerbread, then press it into the pan and assemble. Use my royal icing recipe for the icing (it dries fast). You can also use this gingerbread house pan as a candy mold to make a chocolate candy gingerbread house.
The thing I like most about this kit is that it truly is easy enough for kids to put together themselves. This kit comes with a tray with pre-cut grooves for the gingerbread house pieces to fit into. No guesswork involved. And as with all of the kits I recommend here, this one comes with icing and plenty of candy for decorating.
This gingerbread house cake pan lets you create a gingerbread house that is truly edible and needs no assembly at all. That's because it's a cake, of course, not a house. But you can still decorate this gingerbread house cake with icing and candy, just as you would a regular gingerbread house.