gingerbread house

Posted on: Thu, 12/02/2004 - 3:26am
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

A friend has invited us over for a christmas party in a few weeks and wanted to get gingerbread houses for the kids to make. She was saying she would pick them up or we could bring them. I looked at Walmart and Michaels and the ones I have seen (besides being kind of expensive) have may contain nut warnings on them. I could not find a manifacturers name to call. Has anyone here bought one of these kits before. I am wondering if I wouldnt be better off just making some gingerbread and icing and buying some candy. It wont look as nice as the other kids but I would atleast know what is in it.

James 3yrs NKA
Ben 21 months PA,MA,SA

[This message has been edited by lalow (edited December 02, 2004).]

Posted on: Thu, 12/02/2004 - 5:02am
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

I got one at Micheal's from Wilton and there is no nut warning on it.

Posted on: Thu, 12/02/2004 - 9:43am
e-mom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

I bought one yesterday at our grocery story. We are actually in the process of getting it together (walls are drying) [img][/img]
Anyway, it's made by Wilton's and the kit comes with everything you'll need. Mind you, you don't eat this. It's purely for decoration otherwise you might break your teeth on the gingerbread--haha. The ingredients list reads a-ok.
I have used Wilton's icing, food colorings and chocolate in the past with absolutely no problems of any kind.
I paid $9.00 for this Gingerbread House kit.
Keep in mind that after assembling the walls you are supposed to let it dry for 2 to 3 hours before you start decorating it. You will most likely do most of the assembling yourself.
Have fun and enjoy!

Posted on: Thu, 12/02/2004 - 11:47am
Josie123's picture
Joined: 12/02/2004 - 09:00

I phoned Wilton's to double check ingredients on the Gingerbread house. The product is made in a facility with nuts, and YES THERE IS TRACES OF NUTS. When I inquired as to why there is not trace of nuts warning label, I was told a controller would have to call me back. Will let you know after I talk to them.

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2004 - 12:04pm
rebekahc's picture
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

When I was little, we enjoyed making mini houses with graham crackers instead of gingerbread. Maybe this would be an option if you have a brand you trust of those?
Sorry I couldn't be more help...

Posted on: Sat, 12/04/2004 - 4:26am
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

Thanks for the input. I just talked to my friend yesterday and she wants us to bring the gingerbread houses to her house and just let the kids decorate them. So I think I will just make my own ginger bread a few days ahead with the kids and then put the house together by myself. I suggested the graham cracker ones... but she didnt sound too trilled. If they were not so expensive I might would go ahead and buy them but money is really tight right now so alas. Someone I read on line suggested you just make them from cardboard and let the kids put icing and candy on it to decorate it.
James 3yrs NKA
Ben 21 months PA,MA,SA

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