Saturday, November 24, 2012

Some of My Favorite Gingerbread Houses

"And I had but one penny in the world. Thou should'st have it to buy gingerbread." 
-William Shakespeare

I simply adore gingerbread.

Fairy Gingerbread Tree House designed and created by my daughter

I love the taste. I love the aroma. 
I love to use it to create edible art. 

I love to teach the art of gingerbread house making.
My daughter

Mother Gingerbread designed and created by my daughter

I love the history of gingerbread...

It is very romantic.

Gingerbread was originally given by knights to fair maidens as a love token before jousting events. The gingerbreads were shaped like shields or hearts. They believed the gingerbread warmed the blood and encouraged love. Here is a fascinating video on the history of gingerbread:

BBC- A Brief History of Gingerbread

I thought I would share some of my favorite gingerbread houses...

This adorable house by Mary E. was a finalist in 2010 This Old House Gingerbread House Contest. It is my absolute favorite!


Well, maybe THIS is my favorite! I can't decide!
Looks like Hansel and Gretel live here!
This precious cottage is by Win on


I love this little rustic cottage from Sprinkle Bakes.


I adore these darling gingerbread birdhouses by
Torie Jayne.
The colors are so yummy!

Torie Jayne


This house is by Butter Hearts Sugar .


Sassy Beautimus creates some of the most adorable gingerbread houses I have ever seen! 


A stunning gingerbread window display by Peggy Porschen
Photography Copyright (c) 2011 Marianne Taylor


A beautiful gluten-free gingerbread house by Carol Kicinski.
Visit Simply Gluten-free for the recipe and directions.


I love this Christmas house and dessert table by
Frog Prince Paperie!


Very simple and elegant gingerbread design by
MaryJane Robbins at King Arthur flour Blog.


And another simple design by Fave Crafts.
I'm smitten.


A darling Thanksgiving house by


Couldn't resist this Hello Kitty carousel from
The Kawaii Foods Blog


The next three gingerbread house photos are designs by the very talented Natasha of Nevie Pie Cakes.

I simply swoon over this white display by BHG.

What a precious gingerbread house cookie by BHG! I love the color palette!


Isn't this the cutest thing you have ever seen?

There are no words to describe how cute this is!

Which one was your favorite? Don't forget to leave your comments below!

Here is a list of links to free recipes and
gingerbread house templates:
Botanical Paperworks
Torie Jayne Blog
Fave Crafts- Free downloadable e-book of recipes & template!
Celebrating Christmas- Church template
CIA Culinary Intelligence
Gingerbread House Heaven- amazing templates for sale

Hope this has inspired you to create your own gingerbread house this Christmas!

Please leave a comment!
I really appreciate it!



  1. What a lovely post, thank you for including my gingerbread houses.
    Have a sweet day!

  2. Your Christmas Gingerbread House selection has really set me into a Christmas baking mood, although I think the best I can manage will be a gingerbread man :)Thank you for sharing and have a lovely Christmas! Natalie x

  3. Hi. I`m a new follower Ozlem from Turkey. All of these houses are fabulous. My favorite is Butter Hearts Sugar`s. Have a good year.

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