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15 Awesome Gingerbread Houses

cool gingerbread houses
I always have good intentions when it comes to building a gingerbread house but by the end it’s a mess of broken bits and bowls of candy half eaten. That’s why I always admire people who spend the time to pull it off and make really awesome little dwellings. Take a peek at some of my (somewhat doable) favorites below. The townhouse is oh so cool.


  • Colorful Townhouse 1 of 15
    Colorful Townhouse
    Anna made this to resemble her actual townhouse.
    Get the full tutorial from Not Without Salt
  • Cozy Cottage 2 of 15
    Cozy Cottage
    The details of the chimney and shutters are so cute.
    Get the details from Country Living
  • Cabin 3 of 15
    Cabin
    Use jelly beans for a stony look and All Bran for a thatched roof.
    Get the details from Country Living
  • Mini Village 4 of 15
    Mini Village
    A cute variety of sizes and shapes make up a mini village.
    Get details from Lily
  • Sugar Dusted 5 of 15
    Sugar Dusted
    I love the tree made from star cookies.
    Get the details from Myrain
  • The Casa 6 of 15
    The Casa
    Make a large one to serve as a decorative piece on your mantle.
    Get the details from Chez Larsson
  • Icing Shingles 7 of 15
    Icing Shingles
    No candy needed to make this sweet and classic house with a frosted look made from icing.
    Get the full tutorial from Globe Trotter Diaries
  • Tiny Perch 8 of 15
    Tiny Perch
    Make a whole batch of these cute tiny ones to adorn mugs of cider or cocoa.
    Get the full tutorial from Not Martha
  • Centerpiece 9 of 15
    Centerpiece
    I love the idea of using a gingerbread village for a festive centerpiece.
    Get the full details on Snippet and Ink
  • Graham Cracker 10 of 15
    Graham Cracker
    You don't have to spend a lot of time baking gingerbread, use graham crackers instead.
    Get the tutorial from One Charming Party
  • Peppermint Roof 11 of 15
    Peppermint Roof
    If you don't buy too much candy to decorate, you won't eat it. Think simple with icing and peppermints.
    Get the details from Call Me Cupcake
  • Town Square Cake 12 of 15
    Town Square Cake
    I'm not a huge fan of the taste of gingerbread so I would make have the cake be chocolate.
    Get the full tutorial from Martha Stewart
  • Cottage 13 of 15
    Cottage
    Using mini Shredded Wheat for a roof is so smart.
    Get the details from Taste
  • Brownstone 14 of 15
    Brownstone
    This one is perfect for a New Yorker to make.
    Get the full tutorial from Kitchen Table Scraps
  • Dollhouse 15 of 15
    Dollhouse
    The use of candy canes for columns is genius.
    Get details from Martha Stewart

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