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OK- anyone doing ikea gingerbread house this year?

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pugsandseals Sat 04-Dec-10 21:34:54

Just fould this old thread...
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/Christmas/874264-IKEA- gingerbread-house?pg=4

I bought one in the ikea january sales for a stupid price, it's still in date so I thought I would do it with DD once the schools break-up.

Anyone wish to join me???

Beamur Sat 04-Dec-10 21:37:13

We did ours last night/today! Put it together with a tube of pre-made icing last night (bit risky as DP and I had polished off a few glasses of wine beforehand) and now it is all finished! Decorated with smarties, jelly tots and very wobbly icing.
Maybe I should take a pic? (Its not quite like the one on the box...)

pugsandseals Sat 04-Dec-10 21:43:02

Please do! The more inspiration I get the better, I'm not really an arty type!!!

TmiEdward Sat 04-Dec-10 21:46:47

I'm doing one. Was tempted to make my own gingerbread this year, but then came to my senses.
They were 2 for £3.50, so I got one for MIL too. When I make it it's just for looking at and oohing over. The DC's can eat MIL's!

mummyshreddingnora Sat 04-Dec-10 23:02:36

ooooh I saw them last year and thought they looked ace... but here's a stupid question (apologies in advance) but what do you DO with them... once they are made I mean blush

do you literally hack into them and eat them - or leave / chuck in the bin?!

Tikkabillajive Sat 04-Dec-10 23:24:28

Me! I bought one a few weeks ago and am waiting for the right moment to do it - I can tell there is going to be a struggle between my aesthetic desires and the dcs' enthusiasm - I wonder who will win...

kreecherlivesupstairs Sun 05-Dec-10 06:39:18

We tried several times to make one. In the end we just laid all the bits on top of each other and said it had collapsed in either high winds or an avalanche. <too much trouble>

tegan Sun 05-Dec-10 06:45:07

I would love to have 3 of these for dc's to do when school breaks up but sadly the neaest ikea is nealy 50 miles and dh won't justify the drive just for ginger bread.

How annoying

Sherbert37 Sun 05-Dec-10 06:55:00

We always make ours on New Years Eve then hack into it for pudding on New Years Day.

goingroundthebend4 Sun 05-Dec-10 07:49:41

tegan

sainsbury have a version to know a si ahve 2 in he cupboard to make when i can be arsed have the time

pugsandseals Sun 05-Dec-10 10:18:38

Any tips for first timers then girls?

Chandon Sun 05-Dec-10 10:23:22

Sainsbo's sells a simple small DIY Dr oetker version in the cake ingredients isle.

Lidl do a fairly nice one (straight from Germany, gingerbreadhouse country).

Yes, you do eat them! After dinner, the kids can go and break a nice big piece off.

It looks a mess, but they LOVE it.

It's fun!

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