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Best ginger bread house kit, pre made house

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NullcovoidNovember Sun 08-Nov-20 22:56:39

To then decorate... Thanks

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TrickyD Sun 08-Nov-20 23:27:16

Lidl, if they are doing them this year.

Xiaoxiong Sun 08-Nov-20 23:32:23

IKEA for sure

thelegohooverer Sun 08-Nov-20 23:40:49

Ikea, or tiger

Deadringer Sun 08-Nov-20 23:44:06

I got one in ikea, it was very cheap so decided to do a haunted house for halloween. It was a disaster, the roof was too heavy for the walls so it kept falling down. It tasted lovely though.

LittleRa Sun 08-Nov-20 23:47:15

I got this from Costco the other week, it was £8! Haven’t tried it yet obviously but looking forward to giving it a go!

Anordinarymum Sun 08-Nov-20 23:50:51

Last year we bought one in John Lewis. It was £15 and it was stale and hard and the sweets were cheap and disgusting. It would not assemble as it was warped so we decorated the bits and had fun and then it was chucked into the bin.

Gibbonsgibbonsgibbons Sun 08-Nov-20 23:54:43


ServeTheServants Mon 09-Nov-20 06:47:30

B&M or Aldi

herecomesthsun Mon 09-Nov-20 07:13:20

My son fancied a go at the Ikea one and bought it with his own pocket money aged 8 or 9.

We could not get it to hold together with any icing or edible glue, it was a bit of a family joke.

A bit like an edible Ikea flat pack build.

tryingtocatchthewind Mon 09-Nov-20 07:15:14

After years of collapsing walls I’ve found a pre built one in B&M so I’ll be going for that one

sugarplumfairy2010 Mon 09-Nov-20 07:18:54

Last year I brought a chocolate house kit as was fed up of buying gingerbread houses that didn't get eaten. The kids have asked for another this year.

Happyelfjokeday Mon 09-Nov-20 07:22:09

We had a Halloween one from Morrison’s (£5) which was fairly good - stuck together ok and plenty of sweets to add

valentinoandme Mon 09-Nov-20 07:56:22

Either Aldi or Lidl did a pre-built one last year that was great. You just decorated it yourself. Soooo much easier. It got eaten, too!

TrickyD Mon 09-Nov-20 08:24:55


My son fancied a go at the Ikea one and bought it with his own pocket money aged 8 or 9.

We could not get it to hold together with any icing or edible glue, it was a bit of a family joke.

A bit like an edible Ikea flat pack build.

We had exactly the same experience with the Ikea house! No trouble at all with the Lidl one, but it was not available.
The Ikea version drove me demented. Whatever I did, it would not stick together and in the end I threw it across the kitchen to shatter on the floor..
Normally I am very patient and rather a dab hand with flatpacks.

KitKatastrophe Mon 09-Nov-20 08:35:20

Can the ikea one be bought online? They're closed at the moment and even when they reopen I'm not sure I could be bothered going all the way there for one item

StillRunningWithScissors Mon 09-Nov-20 08:38:02

Dr Otker makes a "baking glue" that holds better than most super glues I've used.


StillRunningWithScissors Mon 09-Nov-20 08:39:13

Sorry, post got truncated.

Combined with the IKEA kit, it worked great

I've just seen that Aldi is selling a pre assembled house, ready to decorate.

Wiifitmama Mon 09-Nov-20 08:45:26

@StillRunningWithScissors where do you get that glue?? That is exactly what I need this year but can’t find it. I keep seeing liquid glucose but I don’t think that is the same?

Flackattack Mon 09-Nov-20 08:46:57

M&S - stayed together and looked great. Only £5.
I really want the Cadbury one but the cadbury the postage cost

livingthegoodlife Mon 09-Nov-20 09:22:24

I usually buy IKEA but have bought Tiger this year.

The trick to holding together the gingerbread walls is not to use icing! You need boiled sugar which has been boiled until it is caramel coloured and sets rock hard. Use it like glue to stick everything together.

This year I've also bought mini houses so I'm hoping for a sort of gingerbread village.

Saisong Mon 09-Nov-20 09:27:19

I got the Costco one linked upthread. Obvs we haven't tried it yet, but it looks like a quality set. Kids are demanding daily to put it together!

Dinosauratemydaffodils Mon 09-Nov-20 09:27:55

We usually get one from Lidl. They do a hansel and gretel one which ds loves. Never had any issues sticking it together. Although we used Dr Otker's baking glue last year (bought in ikea).

CastleOfDoom Mon 09-Nov-20 09:28:54

I got the one from Home Bargains last year and it held together really well. I've bought it again this year with extra (nicer) sweets.

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