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13 Best Gingerbread House Kits for Delicious Christmas Fun

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.

Gingerbread Folk Gingerbread House

Bake your own Gingerbread House Kits

1. Roberts Gingerbread Decorating Kit

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
  • Instructions

Spotlight Stores even offer 4-hour click-and-collect if you need it urgently!

Buy the Roberts Gingerbread Decorating Kit

2. Avanti Gingerbread House Kit

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.

Buy the Avanti Gingerbread House Kit

Avanti Gingerbread House Kit

3. Soffritto Christmas Gingerbread House Set

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.

Buy the Soffritto Christmas Gingerbread House set

Soffritto Christmas Gingerbread House Set

Construct your own Gingerbread House Kits

These gingerbread house kits cut straight to the fun part – constructing and decorating!

4. Our Sweet Pantry Gingerbread House DIY Kit

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!)

Kits include:

  • Christmas royal icing in 3 colours
  • Gingerbread house panels, individually wrapped
  • Festive Sprinkles to decorate
  • Instructions

Buy the Our Sweet Pantry Gingerbread House DIY Kit

Our Sweet Pantry Gingerbread House DIY Kit

5. Little House of Joy DIY Gingerbread House Kit

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.

Buy the Little House of Joy DIY Gingerbread House kit

Little House of Joy Gingerbread House

6. Ferguson Plarre's DIY Christmas Gingerbread Chalet

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!)

Buy the Ferguson Plarre DIY Christmas Gingerbread Kit

Ferguson Plarres DIY Christmas Gingerbread Chale

7. St Mary’s House of Welcome Gingerbread House Kits

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
  • Lollies
  • 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

Buy the St Mary’s House of Welcome Gingerbread House Kit

ST MARYS HOUSE OF WELCOME Gingerbread House Kits

8. Aroma Lily Gingerbread House Kits

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
  • Instructions
  • 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

Order the Aroma Lily Gingerbread House Kit

Aroma Lily Gingerbread House Kits

9. Adri’s Gingerbread

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.

Buy Adri’s Gingerbread House Kit

Adri´s Gingerbread

10. Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery Gingerbread House Making and Decorating 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

Buy the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery Gingerbread House Making and Decorating Kit

Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie Ice Creamery Gingerbread House Making and Decorating Kit

11. Wonder Ever After DIY Gingerbread House by The Gingerbread Queen

The Gingerbread Queen’s DIY Gingerbread House kits have everything you need to create a Christmas spectacle – just bring the creativity!

Kits include:

  • Gingerbread house pieces
  • Silver cardboard base
  • Two gingerbread cookies
  • Sugar wreath and holly
  • Royal icing sugar
  • Piping bag and nozzles
  • Lollies
  • Instructions

Buy the Wonder Ever After DIY Gingerbread House

Wonder Ever After DIY Gingerbread House by The Gingerbread Queen

12. Phillippa’s Gingerbread House Kit

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

Buy the Phillippa’s Gingerbread House Kit

Phillippas Gingerbread House Kit

13. Gingerbread Folk Gluten-Free Gingerbread House

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
  • Instructions

Gingerbread Folk also make a standard gingerbread and chocolate gingerbread house kit.

Buy the Gingerbread Folk Gluten Free Gingerbread House

Gingerbread Folk Gluten Free Gingerbread House

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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