Gingerbread House – Aussie style

Here it is, a definitively Australian gingerbread house, inspired by Megan, baked by me and decorated by my kids – with a little help from me and my Mum (ok, I confess, the kids got bored and Mum and I finished the job, the lolly encrusted sides are totally Grandma’s fault).

Gum tree?

With lots of plum trees
A sheep or two,

Is that a sheep I see?

a kangaroo


A clothesline out the back

Clothesline out the back

Verandah out the front

Verandah out the front

And an old rocking chair

Old rocking chair

There’s an outdoor dunny and a water tank (though it’s a little on the small side).

There's even an outdoor dunny

We’ve even left the front door open for Santa, can’t get much more Aussie than that!

Front door open for Santa

14 Responses to “Gingerbread House – Aussie style”

  1. Shrinking Tardie says:


  2. aussiehen says:

    Fantastic job!
    Now I’m humming along.
    I just have a kitset from IKEA and I still haven’t put it together. Mind you I have had a tummy bug and now a cold since we arrived in Auckland.

  3. suze2000 says:

    Man, that’s the best gingerbread house ever.

    Though I had the song lyrics all wrong until I realised I’ve been brainwashed by Bourke’s Backyard!!

  4. Ariane says:

    That’s disgusting.

    I can’t even manage more than one batch of shortbread.

    Utterly disgusting.

    And now I’m singing that song….


  5. Mim says:

    @Ariane – I know! LOL Can’t think what comes over me at this time of year, it’s so not my usual MO 😛

  6. Nap Mom says:

    Love, love, love the kangaroo… and the veranda too!

  7. Dina says:

    That’s an AWESOME house.

    I love it!!

  8. Megan says:

    love it! we make a good team – i have an idle idea, you supply imagination, blood sweat and tears! and a new tradition is born

  9. Deborah says:

    Wow! That’s a fabulous construction.

  10. Susan says:

    A masterpiece! It is gorgeous.

  11. Cathy says:

    Just love it Mim. Well done.

  12. Mary P Jones (MPJ) says:

    Ok, I got overwhelmed during Christmas and am just now catching up, so I know this is late, but I have to say I LOVE the gingerbread kangaroo! 🙂

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