It All Began with KalenderHaus...


CleverGretel was created by Nicola 

Holbrooke in 2015. She had been previously known for her exquisitely designed cakes made for Designers Guild's events and bespoke celebrations. Creating edible treats was equally important at home and when her daughter asked her to make an advent calendar with treats to decorate their gingerbread house with, it occurred to her that such a kit would be the perfect activity for families to do together over the Christmas period. And so, KalenderHaus was born. 


Recommended by The Guardian & Junior Magazine 2017 Best Advent Calendars for Children

Since then, Clever Gretel has grown to include delicious and super stylish decorative biscuit kits to transform into edible seasonal icons and scenes that are perfect for families to do as a weekend or holiday activity or to send as a beautiful handcrafted gift. Getting creative and putting your personal touch on things is what we care about at Clever Gretel. 

Be Creative Without a Sticky Mess...
Small and older children adore the edible paper cut outs that make each finished biscuit kit look and feel so original, which have quickly grown to be a popular party activity and alternative party gift for guests to take home. 

The handmade and ever so moreish biscuits are baked for Clever Gretel by artisan bakers such as Honeywell Bakes. Vanilla for the warmer months and traditional gingerbread biscuits for the chilly winter ones.  All of the biscuit ingredients, from the flour and butter to the golden syrup are grown in the UK and of course the eggs are free range. 

But it hasn't stopped at biscuits...

Recently, we started offering some of our little delightful decorations found in the KalenderHaus kits, as well as summer themed decorations, in small packs for decorating your own baked goods. And we're most excited about our handmade range of light up Twinkle headbands and miniature celebratory scenes in small bottles. It's all created here at Clever Gretel...


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