The Change Bakers (Carlo and Hélène Timpano) and award-winning bakery The Rolling Pin, have teamed this holiday season to offer two Toronto-themed gingerbread kits for Ronald McDonald House Charities® Toronto. This year’s designs include the CN Tower (Streetscape) and Ontario Place (Lakefront). Each kit comes with pre-baked gingerbread, vibrant decorations, and easy-to-follow assembly instructions, all nestled on a 10" x 10" base.

Every gingerbread sale supports Ronald McDonald House Charities®, which provides a home to families with seriously ill children.

Additional details about the initiative:

  • You purchase a kit (or many!) for your kids, co-workers, friends, or family that includes pre-baked gingerbread, decorations, and assembly instructions. Kits are on a 10" x 10" base.
  • The kits are delivered directly to you (or others), boxed, and ready-to-build.
  • All profits will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto, which provides a place to call home for families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment. 
  • You receive a tax receipt of approximately $40 (exact amount will be equal to the price paid, less the delivered cost of the gingerbread kits, as applicable.*)

To support this cause, orders can be placed now through December 15th at


About the Change Bakers

Carlo and Hélène Timpano have a long-standing tradition of competing against each other to decorate the best gingerbread house, as voted by family and friends. Encouraged and somewhat surprised by the significant interest in their gingerbread creations, they dreamt up The Change Bakers. Now others can share in the gingerbread decorating fun, while also supporting a charitable cause. A special thanks to bakers The Rolling Pin and architects Diamond Schmitt for helping us bring this initiative to life in 2022, its inaugural year.

About The Rolling Pin

The Rolling Pin bakery is renowned for delivering exquisite desserts for every momentous occasion, big or small; from gourmet cupcakes and donuts to scrumptious cakes and cookies. The Rolling Pin uses the finest ingredients to prepare cakes that not only look attractive but taste heavenly.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® Toronto

Since 1981, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Toronto has served as a place to call home for families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment. Its vision is to be a leader in providing a family-focused environment and innovative support services to seriously ill children and their families.