It’s time to start thinking about creating the most gorgeous gingerbread house on the block. Now, unless you’ve got a penchant for interior design and an uncanny talent for creating perfect snowflakes with a piping bag, this is a task that can cause some angst. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. With so many delightful and colourful gingerbread house lollies and our new gingerbread ouse kits (complete with royal icing) to show off, you're bound to make an impression!
This is your classic house decor: a soft, squishy and brightly coloured jube that looks just as sweet when perched on the rooftop as it does in the garden below. If you’re all about warm and soft colours at Christmas time, get onto trimming those jube-shaped hedges.
When it comes to decorating gingerbread houses, everyone has their own personal style. Use Allsorts Licorice and your gingerbread house can look like a scene right out of Mad Men. Those fabulous pastel tones will look just swell if you line your little gingery windows with them or stack them on top of each other, chimney-style. They’d also make a rocking retro welcome mat.
Sometimes, Christmas just ain’t Christmas unless it’s all in red, green and white. This is where your Christmas Mix Chocolate Beans come in handy. They make fabulous Tannenbaum trees, wonderful snow-capped rooftops and lush red furnishings come to life.
For many of the most seasoned gingerbread house decorators, what counts is what you can do with a candy cane (or twenty). Here, you’re limited only by your imagination. Cut the curly bits off Mini Red and White Candy Canes and you can line your walls and windows. Get some rainbow in your life and use the curvy bits of the Rainbow Candy Canes exclusively to make cheerful round windows and doors. Or just leave them all in their curved glory and let them stand tall at the entranceway, greeting your guests.
These precious pinwheel-patterned lollies are best used as decorative doorknobs or fanciful flower buds in your snowy garden. Of all the lollies on the gingerbread house, they’re also the ones that you can savour for the longest when you sneakily swipe one for yourself.
If you need to colour theme your gingerbread house with your interior (and by gosh, who doesn’t?!) you’ll be pleased to know that our chocolate beans come in just about every colour imaginable. If it’s a soft yellow you’re after, or a warm and cheerful pink, you’ll find the shade to make your gingerbread house dreams come true. Milk and white chocolate single-colour jewels are fabulous buds of joy on the roof, or you can turn them into delightful stepping stones leading up through the snow to your front door.
Perhaps the coolest new trick we’ve discovered for gingerbread house decorating this year is the use of rock candy crystal sticks. The green ones make fabulous fir trees. The white ones are glorious icicles hanging from the eaves. And the blue ones … well … they can be beautifully crafted to turn your gingerbread house into a veritable Frozen paradise. Yes, we said the F word. Sorry about that. Merry Christmas!