DIY – Gingerbread House Competition

Hey guys!

So I’ve always wanted to do one of those gingerbread house kits. I finally managed to track one down this year! Rory was keen to join in too, so we got two kits. I wanted to film a fun little challenge video out of it, and that’s what we did.

Here’s the video if you want to take a look at the shenanigans that went on as we built our houses!

Here’s pictures of our houses if you just want to see the gingerbread goodness!

Rory’s House

Angela’s House

Side by side

gingerbread houses

Let us know whose house you like! I’ve never done a poll thing, but this seemed like a fun excuse to create one!

Have you guys ever done one of these kits?


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  1. Oh my gosh you guys are the cutest! And your houses came out so well! Gingerbread houses are so hard to make even with pre-owned kits! Greta job! <3

    1. Haha, thank you Kate!! They are surprisingly hard to work with, but I’m happy with what we’ve managed to come up with 😀

      1. You are very welcome sweets! They really are and you guys did such an amazing job!?

  2. I voted, but they do both look great! 🙂 very hard choice

    1. Haha, thanks! I thought it would be funny to put up the poll 😀

  3. LOL at “from sad to mad” I think you both did a great job.

    1. Haha, I know! The house really did look like it though! Thanks Margaret 😀

  4. Hmm.. Both look amazing! Great job! However, I would say that Angela’s House looks slightly more amazing ?

    1. Haha, thank you! 😀

  5. This looks so fun! You both did well, I can imagine these are more difficult than they look and the icing would be so fiddly to get where you want it 🙂

    1. It really is a lot of fun, even with how awkward it was at times haha! They’re also incredibly delicious 😀

      1. Does it taste like ginger but biscuits?

        1. It does have a very strong gingerbread-y taste to it. It’s quite nice 😀

  6. These are so cute! This reminds me of 5th grade, when we always made gingerbread houses in elementary school..the good old days 🙂

    1. Thanks Maha! This was the first time we’d ever tried making one, and it’s so much fun 😀

  7. I like the extra chirpy yellow window panes on yours a bit better (Now, now, Rory don’t stomp off!) Both your houses are darned cute! xx

    1. Haha, yay!! We’re both very happy with how adorable our houses came out. The kits turned out to be a bit more difficult to work with, but that just added to the fun 😀

      1. Well you both came out with flying colours! xx

  8. Haha these turned out great! I just made one last week and it’s trickier than I thought! But you did a good job 😉
    love, elena

    1. Thanks Elena! Those kits are a lot harder to work with than we would have thought haha! 😀

  9. These are so cute! I think you won but Rory’s is great too. Bet these tasted delicious!

    1. They came out so well! Haha, thank you! We’re both really happy with our houses. They tasted so good 😀

  10. I love how you started so optimistically! I thought they were both very cute though!

    1. Haha, I thought it would be so easy!! They came out really well though 😀

  11. Both of your houses look so cute and delicious! I have never done gingerbread house myself and I feel like I am missing out so much ? xx

    1. Thank you so much Jasmin! This is the first time I’ve done it, and it was so much fun 😀

  12. This is such a cute idea! This must have been so much fun! xx

    1. Thanks! It was so much fun! We totally plan to do it again another year ?

  13. Both houses look great! Such a yummy project. 🙂

    1. Thank you Cherylene! It was definitely really fun to do! 😀

  14. Last night we had a wee gingerbread team work competition with our grandchildren. A lot of icing candy and snow icing sugar involved. Fun memories

    1. That sounds awesome! Building the little gingerbread houses can be messy, but it’s so much fun 🙂

  15. i like them both! 🙂

    1. Thanks Rossy! 😀

  16. These are super cute, love the little video!

    1. Thank you so much Hannah! 😀

  17. Hello. I enjoyed your Gingerbread houses. My daughter and I will be making our first ones today. Have a great Christmas.

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed them! They’re so much fun to make! I hope you and your daughter enjoy making your own 🙂

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