30/11/2014

BISCUITEERS: DIY Gingerbread House Kit

Guys, how is it 30th November already!!!

Some of you will remember my visit to the *Biscuiteers Boutique in London early November to see their Christmas collection.

The team at Bicuiteers have very kindly sent me their DIY Gingerbread House Kit which is featured in their Christmas collection.

I was super excited to receive this package and decided to spend my Saturday evening building it while watching TV!


Believe it or not but I have never built one of these before so I had no idea where to start!

I quickly looked for Biscuiteers youtube channel and watched this step by step guide.

There are simple easy to follow instructions in the box but to be honest watching the video was more fun! 

Everything you need is in this super cute box which is perfect and the box can be used as storage after.


After taking everything out of the box the first thing was to make the icing.

It's so important to get the icing right because if the consistency is too watery it will go everywhere or too thick and it just doesn't pipe out smoothly.

With this kit everything is prepared for you so all you need to do is add water to mix the icing, you can either mix by hand or use an electric whisk.

Biscuiteers website have a general guide on icing for those like myself who don't have much experience with it - click here


Soon as the icing mixture is the right consistency I scooped it into the piping bag, pushed everything to the bottom and tied a knot on the end.

I snipped off a tiny bit to test the icing out and mainly to see how it piped out - important to just a tiny bit to begin with and if its not enough you can snip a bit more off. 

Once that's done it was time to get creative with the icing!

*c/o Biscuiteers
So over 3 hours later ta da....it's finished! : )

I had so much fun making this and it's a great activity with family / friends.

If you are interested in buying your own Biscuiteers Gingerbread house I have a 15% discount code to share, but it's only valid until midnight 7th December 2014 (UK GMT time) Code: ONESLICEXMAS15


They have a fabulous collection and everything is so pretty - see for yourself!


For those who are reading outside of UK - don't worry they ship worldwide!












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    1. It was so much fun! Think next year I will buy a few and invite the girls over for the evening!

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  2. awhhh this is so cute. It came out fantastically :) Well done xx

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    1. I know it's super cute! Its made my lounge smell rather festive! Thanks for stopping by Caitriona.

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  3. This looks brilliant. I've never made a gingerbread house before and I'd really like to try this year (I just need to find a spare few hours from somewhere). Such a good idea to use a kit as it saves time making icing, etc... and it looks like there's a good selection of decorations. My dilemma would be whether to decorate myself or let my boys help (I think I maight have to make two!!)

    If you're interested I've got a linkup on my blog for Christmas and new year foodie posts (a different theme each month) and I'd love you to come and join in. It's at http://myrecipebook.co.uk/news/fbc-whats-on-december-2014/ if you want to take a look.

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    1. Thanks Charlotte! This is my first one and it was so much fun! Yes def buy 2 one for yourself and 1 for the boys! Will stop by your blog now, love anything foodie!

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  4. So cute and yours is very artistic. I think I'd just end up in a mess!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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    1. Thanks Angie! I was worried about the house falling apart so I quickly took my photos! x

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  5. It looks awesome Mandy! Bet your place is nice and festive now =)

    lucylovestoeat.com!

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    1. Thanks Lucy! It's certainly smelling rather festive right now!

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  6. beautiful gingerbread house! i wish mine turned out this cute, i'll try again this year!

    brooke // http://brookeelise-beauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. hehe! Tag me in on twitter if you do one! (1sliceoflemon) Thanks for stopping by Brooke!

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  7. This is so cool, even better that you get to make it up yourself and customise it :D x

    Cream Tea And Rose Jam

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    1. Thanks Gem! Pretty pleased with my master piece!

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  8. OMG! what an adorable house. i wanna live in it. lol.

    Chie | The Brown Eyed Fox

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    1. It's so cute isnt it! Hope your package arrives this week!

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  9. Oh my gosh wow!! That is gorgeous!
    I have never made a gingerbread house myself, but now I really want to make one haha!
    Love it :D

    -Amber x
    http://theambiismiley.blogspot.ie

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    1. This is my first one and it's going to be a yearly thing now! Biscuiteers so the best sets! Thanks for stopping by Amber!

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  10. How beautiful! Yours came out really lovely. I built one this year and it fell apart, so I had to buy another one lol Love your photos! :)
    http://love-celestial.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks - oh dear a lot of people had trouble keeping the house together but if the icing is right it's really easy! Thanks for stopping by Lisa.

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  11. Gingerbread houses usually always end up being a catastrophe but your is so so pretty! Love the pops of colours and all the white details! Thumbs up! xo

    MD | http://byourbself.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks for the thumbs up lovely! It was rather fun and I am going to make it a yearly thing now!

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  12. How adorable does this little colorful house look!! I should try to build one myself. It's not particularly a tradition to make gingerbread houses here in Germany, but it's almost the same like making cookies, so why not trying it, right?!
    xo,
    Luchessa @ http://luchessa.org/

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    1. Yes!!! I would suggest to buy the ready made biscuiteers box so you can just have fun with the decorating. Next year I have said to hubby we will have one each!!! Thanks for stopping by! x

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  13. i love how you have designed this, its so cute & festive x

    leannewinters.blogspot.co.uk

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