The kit came with the pieces pre-baked but I think it would be pretty easy to make them yourself. It needs to be a pretty hard gingerbread biscuit though to stand upright
I added icing to the front and back pieces
and then assembled the basic house
The kit came with a handy little tray to make the house on with some recesses where you put the sides of the house, it does make it more stable, but i dont think it was entirely necessary
I then added the roof pieces, using a lot of icing as they did slip to begin with
and then decorated the hell out of it!!
I'm not sure cake decorating will ever be a strenght of mine, im not precise enough but i certainly enjoyed myself making it! That fact that i ate a shed load of icing had nothing to do with it...