Fall may have just started, but for the Wilton Gingerbread Product Development team, Christmas is in full swing. We are busy planning and producing our Christmas Gingerbread kits so they will be ready in time for the holiday season. We will make over 2 million kits for the 2011 holiday season which takes plenty of advance planning.
The Wilton team recently took a site visit to the factory and we wanted to give you a glimpse of how we bring the decorating fun to you.
Thousands of cookies and houses are baked each season. Here you can see cookies coming hot out of the oven.
Houses are assembled by white-gloved bakers who put special care into each house!
The houses are allowed to dry before they are wrapped and packed with candy and icing.
Icing decorations are also made by hand to add all the special details.
We include lots of candy; here is a hopper of Spearmint Leaves that will be pouched and packed in kits.
There are lots more surprises in store this holiday season. We have new designs that include great components like flavored fondant and new types of candy that are sure to add thrills to your holiday decorating fun.
Many of our retail partners have exclusive houses and the design for each Gingerbread House is exclusive to that retailer. Those houses are sketched and designed months in advance. No spoiler alert needed for this blog post – you’ll have to wait until they reach the marketplace!
Make sure you shop Wilton.com and at all of our retail partners to see all of the Wilton Cottages that will delight and fill you with holiday joy. Be sure to share a link to your completed houses on this page, or on our Facebook page. Nothing makes our jobs more rewarding than seeing your holiday memories come to life.