• Make an Edible Christmas Decoration Like This Gingerbread House!

    Here’s a Christmas decoration your kids can munch on come Christmas eve!
    by Loraine Balita-Centeno .
Make an Edible Christmas Decoration Like This Gingerbread House!
PHOTO BY Loraine Balita-Centeno
  • ‘Tis the season for spending time with the family! And if you're looking to make memorable moments with the kids, we'd like to recommend gingerbread house-making activity hosted by Holiday Inn & Suites in Makati. We got a preview and here's what you can expect.

    We were given our long spacious table to work on that’s big enough for a family of three or four (the whole family can get in the action0. There were aprons for everyone, and we like the fact it had adjustable straps so no need to worry about the size for your kids. 

    Each participant gets gingerbread panels composed of two sides of the house, the back panel,  and the front with the door and windows. You will also get two big slabs that will serve as the roof. There is plenty of icing in piping bags, which you will use to put the parts together, and loads of decorations to spruce up your house.

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    In case you’re wondering, all of the parts are edible — from the roof down to the décor so your kids will have fun sneaking a few munchies into their mouths while decorating. Yay!
    Can't do the piping? You will have an extra pair of hands (or two).
    PHOTO BY Loraine Balita-Centeno

    Pastry Chef Mike Sison will be there to guide you and your family so you can put together your own edible gingerbread house. And there will be staff to supervise and help you and the kids in case you need assistance to hold the pieces together while the kids set or figure out how to stick the little candy Santa on the roof!

    If you’ve been doing a little bit of baking that involves frosting cakes or cupcakes with your kids at home, that will come in handy when decorating the gingerbread house and lining the edges with icing. But if you’re a baking newbie with little or zero experience in the kitchen, don’t be intimidated because even little ones can do it by themselves. Yes, they will have fun squeezing the squishy pipe and creating shapes out of the icing, which is so delicious (yes, we ate some while working on the gingerbread house).

    They also provide gingerbread biscuits and hot choco while you work! Enough said.

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    These gingerbread houses are ready to go home!
    PHOTO BY Loraine Balita-Centeno

    After working on it and putting it together, you can let it set a little and take your masterpiece home! Your kids will have fun adding their gingerbread houses to your Christmas décor. Place them on top of the dining table as a table centerpiece, on the coffee table in the living room as an accent, or by the Christmas tree to complete your Christmas display.

    The gingerbread house-making event is open for kids aged 5 and up and parents who want to help their kids make wonderful edible Christmas decors. The activity will be held on December 8, 2018, at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Makati. The event will start at 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The fee is P1800 nett per participant (one gingerbread house per child).  Limited slots available. For inquiries, please call us at +632 909-0888 or email hism.fb@ihg.com.

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