Monday, December 19, 2011

Gingerbread House Inspiration

In our house, Christmas wouldn't be complete without a gingerbread house. Nowadays, look in just about any larger chain grocery or department store and you will find pre-baked gingerbread house kits that contain the ready to assemble gingerbread walls and roofs, along with white royal icing and a variety of candy pieces to decorate your house with. If you find you are short on time over the holidays but still want to enjoy creating a gingerbread house of your own, the kit is probably the way to go. I've done them with my daughters and I've found the ones we've used to be pretty much all-inclusive, but you can also add your own personal touch by adding your own, different types of candies to decorate your house. For the ambitious, you can make your own gingerbread from scratch! 

No matter whether you decide to use a pre-baked gingerbread kit or bake your own gingerbread house from scratch, read on and be inspired by this collection of beautiful gingerbread houses!
Mini Gingerbread Tea House
Instructions from Not Martha

Basic Gingerbread recipe from Martha Stewart

Tips for decorating with Royal Icing from King Arthur Flour

Snow Swept Cottage How-To

Beautiful pink house (above & below) by With Love & Confection


Gumdrop trees

Midcentury Modern

Colorful house by Zynke

Love this sugared roof! 

Covered with fondant and hand-painted

Log Cabin

From Sweetopia


from Chez Larsson

This is an idea I like a lot (and is great for small children). Construct your houses with graham crackers like the ones in the photo above by Tiffany at Eat This Up blog. Check out her post about how to host a gingerbread house decorating party! 

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I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura

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  1. Wow! I just loved scrolling through. Thanks for sharing all those.

  2. So many great ideas- I think the graham cracker one is more my speed, but maybe some day I can get some guts- I did like the log cabin too!

  3. Just amazing!!! So many ideas. Thankyou.

  4. These houses are awesome! I've never done this but I always wanted to make my own Gingerbread House. After seeing all these different versions I absoulutely have to build one next christmas season.

  5. Thank you for including my Valentine Gingerbread house!

    1. Glad you liked the post! Your house is beautiful :)