Pimp my Gingerbread House 2015 – some of the houses

We’re starting to get photos of houses sent in now – we want loads more so we can choose our winners.

Its easy to enter: Simply make a creative house using a basic kit and then send us a photo to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk  – and you could be in with a chance to win.

We have four categories:

Adult – Beautiful: This is the main award. The most beautiful house you can make from a very basic kit of gingerbread house.

Adult – Super Creative.   This is the crazy house – like the house eaten by dragons, murder scenes, brothels, discos – whatever you can do to pimp up your house to silly standards with great use of imagination.

Child – up to 7 years old. It’s okay that you Mum and Dad help out, but here we do want to see real kids efforts. We know what seven year olds can do with a ginger bread kit – we want to see kids being allowed to unleash creativity. It’s fine to add Lego men and other toys to the mix or make a gingerbread house for your favourite dolls.

Young person 8-16 – We want to see your imagination run wild here. Make the house your own.


First prize this year in category ‘beautiful’ is £50 online OR in-store voucher for ScandiKitchen, a signed copy of our cookbook and one of our fancy new mugs.

Adult – Creative – prize – A hamper full of goodies and treats plus a signed cookbook.

Children under 7 prize: Sweeties. And more Sweeties. So many sweeties your Mum will be quite annoyed with us all the way through till January.

Young person 8-16 prize: Sweeties. And more Sweeties. So many sweeties your Mum will be quite annoyed with us all the way through till January, probably.

Below: Sara Bjerking’s children made a Hansel and Greta House (the kids are 4 and 6)

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From Victoria Wiksen – Adult – Creative – she says: “This year’s gingerbread house turned out rather structurally unsound – it is Einstürzende Neubauten (‘Collapsing New Buildings’ for those less into their German industrial music).


Thea’s Adult Creative

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The rules:

  • All entries MUST be made from a basic Gingerbread House kit. We stock the one from Anna’s, which is the preferred one, but if you use the IKEA version that is also fine (they are similar in shape and size). Basically, the basic shape of the house must be the same so we can see just how creative you can be with a pre-fab kit. Any entries not made from the similar in size and shape to the Ikea and Anna’s kit will not be accepted, sorry.
  • When you submit photos, you need to state what category you are entering into.
  • Only one entry per person
  • If more than one person submits the same entry, the prize will be shared (if you win the lamp, you will have to fight).
  • No alternative prize, no cash prizes, no exchanges.
  • Entries must be received before 18th December 2015 at noon to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk
  • Employees of ScandiKitchen ltd not eligible to enter (No, Rebekka, you can’t…)
  • Winners will be picked by a jury of lovely people (most likely a selection of our customers – we usually pick 5 judges from Twitter to help us out).
  • The judges decisions are final.
  • Prizes can be sent to UK address only.

Simone, 28, from London:


And this lovely one from Sammie Mckinlay:


Andy and Matilda – Adult Beautiful Category below:

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Nicholas and Thomas age 9 and 11 and their festive house – nice antlers, guys:

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