Gingerbread Decorating Fun with Wilton {Giveaway}

When I think of Christmas baking I can’t help but think of decorating and gingerbread. Wilton brings the best of both of these worlds with their Christmas Gingerbread Shop. Whatever your level of commitment to a gingerbread house, Wilton can help you make the perfect house. Whether that be completely from scratch with their gingerbread house molds and cutters to pre-baked kits that you assemble to pre-assembled versions that you can start decorating immediately.  And if that weren’t enough, there are plenty of other gingerbread products that go beyond houses.

When I visited Wilton this past October we had the chance to decorate a Pre-assembled Gingerbread House Kit and use fun additional products to take our decorating to a new level. That included sugar pearls, cinnamon drops, icing decorations and more!

It was a lot of fun to decorate and I highly recommend the pre-assembled version if you truly are only interested in decorating the house and want to get down to business right away!

(Wilton Mom Ambassadors in blue aprons from left to right: Shannon from The Mommy Files, Tanya from Mommy Goggles, Caryn from Rockin’ Mama, Lori from A Cowboy’s Wife/My Wooden Spoon and Emilie (me) from Baby Loving Mama/Oh My! Sugar High)

I had seen the Pre-Baked Gingerbread Mini Village Kit while visiting Wilton headquarters and I just knew I had to try it out. I was thinking they would extra cute and a lot of fun for the entire family to decorate their own gingerbread house.

I have to admit I was wishing I hadn’t when I was putting it together. I thought I was a pro after my husband and I assembled my Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House but this was actually harder. With smaller pieces and four different house designs (two were the same cottage) to learn it took me longer.

While I appreciated the end result, I did curse a few times at our adorable village of houses. *gasp* I know. Horrible but true. I would say if you enjoy building this would be fun but since that is definitely not my strong suit, I didn’t so much. Decorating however was a blast!

Both the boys loved having full creative control over their houses. And while I thought the houses were a bit small for me to do my usually more detailed looks, it was perfect for them! My husband even decorated one with us!

In the end it was a super fun project. But I do believe next time I’m going back to the pre-assembled so I can enjoy my absolute favorite part of decorating without anything additional.

If I had been feeling more ambitious I would have created a snow-like scene on the cardboard but with the holidays come all these other tasks like Christmas Tree decorating, shopping and gift wrapping and I just didn’t have it in me.  They are now festively displayed on my living room shelf and think they add great holiday cheer!

Another product we were introduced to at the last Wilton Mom Retreat was the Gingerpops Cookie Kit ($12.99) which was used to create the adorable display below. If you are short on time and looking for a fun project for the kids, this is it!

I’m really looking forward to also trying the Pre-Baked Gingerbread Ornament Kit. I know some grandparents who would love an ornament made by the boys and I want a couple for keepsakes. This kit comes with everything you need to make 9 ornaments and the cookies are already baked for you. I was very surprised on how big they were when I opened them up!

You can find Wilton products online at Wilton or at your local craft store including Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabrics and A.C. Moore. And don’t forget to check out Wal-Mart and Target which also carry Wilton goodies!

I’ve got a fun giveaway so you too can get in the holiday spirit and have some fun with gingerbread.

Giveaway Prize

One winner will receive the Gingerbread Mini Village Kit , Gingerpops Cookie Kit and a Gingerbread Ornament Cookie Kit.

Required Entry

Browse the Holiday Cookies, Christmas Cakes or Gingerbread Fun ideas at Wilton and tell me something you learned or something you’d love to try!

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Giveaway Rules

See Official Rules. US only (no PO Box) Sweepstakes ends 12/19/10 at 11:59pm CST. Winner(s) will be notified by email and listed on the Official Winner’s List.

Wilton Mom Brand AmbassadorDisclosure – As a Wilton Mom Ambassador I was provided with the Wilton products used in this post and was sent to Wilton headquarters with expenses paid to learn about gingerbread and holiday baking. Opinions expressed are my 100% own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

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  1. Christine says

    Would so much like to win this set! Kids love to decorate, we havent got a chance yet this season, $has been going to other food, not extras. =D Love the decorate an ornamant idea from the Wilton website, never have seen that kit before. Also love how they have tutorials on their site.

  2. trixx says

    I’d love to try my hand at the Happy Holly-Day Cake. Love how that the colors can be switched around for different occasions!

  3. Matthew B says

    I love the idea and am gonna try making the giant cup-cake. Baking it just right seems like it could be a bit of an issue but ill follow directions and hopefully it turns out!

  4. says

    What a lucky lady to have visited Wilton! Such fun. Even more fun for the kids at home who decorated their own little gingerbread houses. Great job on everyone’s part.

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