Start your silly season festivities with this Aussie-inspired gingerbread beach house. It’s beautiful to look at, easy to build, and a great way to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit.
NOTE: The Australian-made Gingerbread Folk Gingerbread House Kit is nut-free and suitable for vegans. The kit includes ready-to-eat gingerbread walls, roof and chimney, egg-free royal icing mix, a disposable piping bag and a sturdy silver baseboard to build on. Plus it contains no added colours, flavours or preservatives.
Step 1: Details first
There’s no gingerbread to bake – just prepare your icing mix, pop some in the bag and get decorating. Pipe parallel lines on the roof for a corrugated iron effect and create a door and windows. For native flowers, tint the icing with a little food colouring. Wrap the bag around your finger to keep it steady as you pipe. Finish decorating and let the icing dry before assembling the house.
Step 2: Prepare to join
Before you start assembling the gingerbread beach house, pipe icing over the base and side edges of the front, back and side walls. Leave the top edges until you’re ready to add the roof.
Step 3: Ready to build
Arrange the walls on the board and press the edges together. Pipe more icing along the top edges, then attach the roof pieces. Repeat with the chimney. Set aside to dry.
Step 4: Try this
We’ve decorated our gingerbread beach house with native animals and surfboards made from modelling paste tinted with food colouring. For an easy twist, add homemade gingerbread biscuits made using the Mondo Australian Cookie Cutter Set.