The coolest thing I have seen in a long time for those kind of crafty types that are not really into baking and doing things from scratch is this gingerbread house called The Candy Cottage.
It is all of the fun with half of the work! You can make this up for any occasion, from birthdays, homecomings, Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas. It comes with a reusable plastic snap together house that once you do that part all you have to do is the decorating!
How fun is that! We used a can of white frosting from the store and a bunch of different cereals and candies. I do recommend only from experience that you make up the real royal icing that you would use for a traditional gingerbread house as I think it has more stick power and it would be thicker.
So, if you think back over the years when you did a gingerbread house for Christmas with your families or in school or scouts, do you remember how fun it was to make the actual house? The pain staking rolling it out, and then the cutting to exact dimensions, oh and of course did you love how fun it was to try to get the walls up only to have them fall over and over again? No, you probably didn’t.
What you did remember was the fun of a blank slate, the joy of throwing all of that snowy white icing on so that the roof looked like it snowed and there were dripping icicles of frosting hanging down just so. You also probably also remember the colorful candies, cookies and cereals you used to make it look just perfect for your family.
Making an actual gingerbread house is hard! I firmly believe that is why gingerbread men cookies were invented, it was simply because of the many attempts that were made to do a house. There was all of these walls rolled out and then they were the wrong size so then they made cookies!
This Sweet Cottage House will bring years of fun and bonding times, year after year, you decorate it, you show it off, you wash it and then you can use it for the next holiday or event. Brilliant! I love this idea!
The reality is a lot of us don’t have time to keep dinner on the table every night, but we want to do fun things with our kids during the holiday season, this is a great answer to that dilemma. The house is big too big enough for the whole family to enjoy. 14″ wide and almost 10″ tall! It has safe and durable plastic construction, sturdy walls and roof won’t collapse like kits and it snaps together in seconds!
The wonderful people at The Candy Cottage are sponsoring a giveaway for our readers so that you can win this great memory maker! You can also go to their website and purchase them for gifts and your family. Let’s make some great memories without all the work!
judy maharrey saysNovember 26, 2014 at 12:57 pm
I like the tradional decorations. Gumdrops on roof after icing. Cabdy canes on sides and icing dripping off for icycles
Esperanza Gailliard saysNovember 23, 2014 at 10:04 pm
Oh I like the Nilla Wafers house, I think we would decorate it with the Nilla Wafers and chocolate candies.
Laurie Nykaza saysNovember 22, 2014 at 12:24 am
This is so cute love M&M’s to put on it with candy canes too.
Karen Lynn saysNovember 17, 2014 at 10:15 am
Gumdrops, icing, marshmallows and anything else I could think of
Sandra Watts saysNovember 17, 2014 at 12:25 am
I would decorate it with peppermints and gumdrops. This would be great to do with the grand kids.
sheri anderson saysNovember 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm
I would use candy and more candy, ha ha. Oh and frosting of course!!
Natalie saysNovember 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm
I would decorate it with vanilla frosting, marshmellows, and lots of candy!
Heather in VA saysNovember 15, 2014 at 7:30 am
I love the idea of using cereal for the roof tiles! Why have I never thought of that before? So cute. We do gingerbread houses every year so my kids would love this.