Have a gingerbread house decorating party! Kid Frolic Austin will deliver made-from-scratch gingerbread houses along with candy and icing. These petite houses are perfect for a party. They come ready to decorate on a cake board that is easy for your guests to take home. Such a sweet tradition; the kids will have so much fun! Remember, it’s not just for kids and it’s not just for a party. We’ll deliver a minimum of four houses so have fun doing more than one house this holiday season. Order online through our store.
According to Rhonda Massingham Hart’s Making Gingerbread Houses, the first known recipe for gingerbread came from Greece in 2400 BC. Chinese recipes were developed during the 10th century and by the late Middle Ages, Europeans had their own version of gingerbread. The hard cookies, sometimes gilded with gold leaf and shaped like animals, kings and queens, were a staple at Medieval fairs in England, France, Holland and Germany.
Gingerbread houses originated in Germany during the 16th century. The elaborate cookie-walled houses, decorated with foil in addition to gold leaf, became associated with Christmas tradition. Their popularity rose when the Brothers Grimm wrote the story of Hansel and Gretel, in which the main characters stumble upon a house made entirely of treats deep in the forest. It is unclear whether or not gingerbread houses were a result of the popular fairy tale, or vice versa.
-The History of Gingerbread, Tori Avey.
Read more at http://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/history-gingerbread/