Making gingerbread houses during the Christmas season is a great tradition for family and children. There are many gingerbread house kit brands to choose from which can be a little confusing. That’s why we reviewed the Wilton Gingerbread houses.
First, we will introduce you to the brand and next, we will discuss our experience with the Wilton gingerbread house kit.
What is Wilton
Wilton is a trusted baking company known for high-quality bakeware, baking tools & ingredients. During the holiday season, starting with Halloween and ending with Christmas; you can find Wilton gingerbread house kits online and in grocery stores.
Wilton has been a household name for gingerbread house kits for many years. And over the last few years that have continued to develop fun and unique gingerbread house kits.
Review of Wilton Gingerbread House
The Wilton Gingerbread house is one of the best gingerbread house kits one can purchase during the holiday season. Most Wilton Gingerbread houses are medium to small in size and come with everything you need to decorate.
What comes with the Wilton Gingerbread House Kit
Here is what comes with the Wilton Gingerbread House kit
· Pre-baked gingerbread house pieces – 6 pieces of edible gingerbread which is 7.25 in. wide x 7.75 in. deep x 6.25 once built.
· Gingerbread House Candy – gumdrops, dots, and smarties.
· Fondant – the kits come with green and red fondant.
· Royal Icing – one package of ready to use royal icing
· Cardboard Base – a base to hold the gingerbread house kit up.
· Decorating Tools –piping bags and a few decorating tips for the fondant and royal icing.
Quality of the Gingerbread House
The Wilton gingerbread house has good to gingerbread quality compared to other gingerbread house kits. If you are looking for better quality gingerbread, your best option would be to make your house from scratch.
Cost of the Wilton Gingerbread House Kit
Wilton gingerbread house kits can cost between $12 to $19.99 online or in stores. Compared to other gingerbread houses, Wilton houses can be on less expensive sizes.
Wilton Gingerbread House Frequently asked Questions
During the creation of a Wilton gingerbread house, you may have a few common questions.
How long does it take to make a gingerbread house?
It will take between 1-1.5 hours to make and decorate the gingerbread house.
How long do they last?
Typically, the Wilton gingerbread house will last two weeks
What are the ingredients? Are they edible?
Here is a list of the ingredients of a Wilton Gingerbread House
Yes, they are edible for the first week. Gingerbread and candy can be a little hard or stale.
For its low cost, this is an excellent kit of kids and family members. It’s easy to create and very easy to clean up. Overall, we would recommend purchasing this kit for the holiday season.
Can your gingerbread kits be frozen before making? If so, how long and do they need to be transferred to a different package/container? Also, how can I check the date on them?
You can freeze gingerbread house kits before making. We would recommend, after freezing, leaving the gingerbread kit out for about 24-48 hours at room temperature to thaw. With pre-made gingerbread house kits, you may encounter the gingerbread to crack a little bit more easily after its been in the freezer. Each kit should have a good by/expiration date on the back or front of the packaging to ensure you kit is somewhat fresh. Hope this helps!