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!
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!