Festive Gingerbread House

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Get into the festive spirit and learn how to create a show-stopping gingerbread house for Christmas. Discover the secrets behind creating a sturdy yet scrumptious gingerbread that looks as good as it tastes, then learn a range of decorative royal icing skills that you can take with you beyond the festive season.

Course tutor: Tessa Whitehouse

Course date and times:
  • Tuesday 3rd December: 9:30am to 4:00pm

In this one-day course, you will begin by baking your gingerbread houses using a recipe that ensures your finished house will stand strong but still be delicious to demolish. Our expert tutor will teach you a range of royal icing piping techniques and then how to combine them to create unique and highly decorative houses. Next, find out how to use royal icing to neatly and expertly assemble the house so that it will withstand the strongest of winter gales! 


As well as a full-sized gingerbread house, you will also create your own mug-side mini house, the perfect addition to those warming hot chocolates with friends over the festive season.


Whether little or large, gingerbread houses are a thoughtful gift and great to make and decorate with the children over the holidays.

Bring a friend for a fun winter time activity or early Christmas present!

What you will learn:

• How to bake a sturdy yet scrumptious gingerbread
• How to assemble a gingerbread house neatly and securely
• How to use royal icing to decorate the house
• How to create a mini gingerbread house to perch on the edge of a mug

Course Details

Places available
1 day course
9:30am to 4:00pm
Suitable for beginners
Type: Project

Places required:

Skill Prerequisites:


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Vicky Teather
After completing a BA (Hons) degree in Video Game Design, Vicky discovered the world of cake in 2011 and swapped computer graphics for sugar artistry. Her awards include, Cupcake Artist of the year 2016 and Best Magazine Cover 2017 at the Cake Masters awards as well as multiple awards at Squire's Kitchen Annual Exhibition, Cake International, Piece of Cake and the Cake and Bake show.
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