Every year Lady AB and Baby 2.0 each build a gingerbread house in the leadup to Christmas – it is a quintessential part of our family's Christmas traditions.
But I've discovered that making one from scratch is a labour-intensive process, what with needing to bake and shape all the gingerbread.
Thankfully, there are many businesses in Melbourne and beyond that sell DIY gingerbread house kits to give you a head start!
If you want to build your very own amazing gingerbread house at home or are looking to start a gingerbread house tradition in your family, read this post to find the best gingerbread house kits in Melbourne or delivering to Melbourne (and Australia-wide).
Note I have not included any supermarket or chain store brand gingerbread house kits (eg Aldi, Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Kmart). I've tried them and I just don't think the quality of the gingerbread is amazing – I'd rather pay more and get a delicious result.
Bake your own Gingerbread House Kits
If you still want to bake your own gingerbread but want to shorten the process you can bake and decorate a delicious gingerbread house with the Roberts Gingerbread Decorating Kit, available from Spotlight. The gingerbread house kit includes:
- 1 kg gingerbread mix
- 500 g royal icing
- 100 g snow sugar
- 120 g sprinkles
- Piping bags & templates
Spotlight Stores even offer 4-hour click-and-collect if you need it urgently!
Bake your own winter wonderland with the help of the Avanti gingerbread-making kit from Minimax. The kit includes cutters, a cake board and a recipe with instructions but you’ll need to provide the ingredients.
Create some Christmas magic with the Soffritto gingerbread house cutter set.
The set includes the seven shapes you’ll need to make the cookies used to construct your own gingerbread houses – and best of all; the durable shapes mean you can make as many houses as you like! Decorated and customised, they’re the perfect gift for a sweet tooth.
Construct your own Gingerbread House Kits
These gingerbread house kits cut straight to the fun part – constructing and decorating!
Handmade by a small Melbourne-based business, this gingerbread house set is a great gift or kid's Christmas activity. The icing lasts 14 days once posted, and the assembled house will keep up to 4 weeks in a sealed container (if it lasts that long!)
- Christmas royal icing in 3 colours
- Gingerbread house panels, individually wrapped
- Festive Sprinkles to decorate
The Little House of Joy Kit comes jam-packed with everything you need to assemble and decorate a gingerbread house, with step-by-step instructions. But if you want to personalise the creation, they recommend adding mint leaves for greenery, wall panels from KitKats or musk sticks and chocolate freckle roof tiles. Each gift-boxed kit includes:
- Gingerbread house panels
- Gingerbread Person
- Gingerbread Christmas Tree
- Base board
- Freshly made royal icing
- 70g M&M's
- 70g Allen's Strawberries & Cream
- 70g Allen's Raspberries
Little House of Joy delivers for free to Western Melbourne suburbs; Williamstown, Altona North, Newport, Spotswood, Kingsville, South Kingsville, Yarraville, Seddon, West Footscray and Footscray.
Create a magical gingerbread chalet with this cute DIY gingerbread house kit from Ferguson Plarre. Each kit includes:
- 4 gingerbread panels
- Icing Sugar
- Tub of lollies
It comes in a small or large size, plus Ferguson Plarre offers other gingerbread decorating kits for gingerbread people and gingerbread reindeer (ingenious, the gingerbread person upside down!)
Packed with everything you need to create your own Gingerbread House, including all the decorations, the St Mary’s House of Welcome fundraising gingerbread kits are perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Each gingerbread kit includes:
- Gingerbread wall and roof panels
- Bags Royal Icing Mixture
- Piping Bags
- Cake Board
- Instruction Sheet
The gingerbread is handmade with love in Melbourne and can be posted Australia-wide via Australia Post.
100% of proceeds from the sale of each house will go directly into providing hot meals and other support services to people experiencing homelessness in Melbourne.
St Mary’s House of Welcome, 165-169 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Aroma Lily has been making their popular gingerbread houses for over 20 years and now you can build your own with one of their kits. They make the perfect gift or Christmas centrepiece!
The kits include pre-cut shapes from a Dutch gingerbread recipe that is handcrafted over three days. Kits include:
- Piped bag with ready-made icing
- Lollies and plastic decorations
For families with dietary requirements, vegan and gluten-free gingerbread kits are also available. These kits can be ordered and posted to locations Australia-wide.
Aroma Lily 93 Mount Pleasant Road, Nunawading VIC 3131 (03) 9878 2950
Adri’s Gingerbread specialises in hand-iced European-style gingerbread products. Build your gingerbread house measuring 18cm tall, 12cm wide and 10cm deep. Kits are presented in a gift box to make the perfect present, or for assembly at home, and include:
- Gingerbread house pieces
- Mini Snowman, deer, christmas tree
- Piping bags
- Icing mixture
- Base board
They also offer a Gluten and Dairy free DIY Gingerbread House Kit.
Bake, build and decorate your own magical gingerbread house covered in chocolate and sweet treats. Create a beautiful centrepiece for your Christmas table or give it as a gift made with love. These kits include:
- 10 Piece Baking Set
- Gingerbread Cookie Mix
- Brown Sugar
- White Chocolate Pastilles
- Black Forest Jellies
- Raspberry Jellies
- Mint Crisps
- Mini Marshmallows
- 3 x Piping Bags
Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, 1200 Great Ocean Rd, Bellbrae VIC 3228
The Gingerbread Queen’s DIY Gingerbread House kits have everything you need to create a Christmas spectacle – just bring the creativity!
- Gingerbread house pieces
- Silver cardboard base
- Two gingerbread cookies
- Sugar wreath and holly
- Royal icing sugar
- Piping bag and nozzles
These A-frame Gingerbread House kits are in hot demand – so you’ll need to order as soon as they’re available! Phillippa’s gingerbread house kits are made by hand and include:
- Cake Board
- Gingerbread House pieces
- 2 Gingerbread Pipsqueaks
- 200g Icing Sugar
- Disposable Piping Bag
- Instructions for assembly
A traditional gingerbread house isn’t much fun if you are gluten free – so Gingerbread Folk make a gluten-free gingerbread house kit that is also vegan and nut free! It includes:
- 4 walls, roof, chimney and baseboard
- Royal icing mix
- Piping bag
Gingerbread Folk also make a standard gingerbread and chocolate gingerbread house kit.
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