Time for my annual roundup of gingerbread house Sweets!
So while you're cursing that pre-made store kit this season - you know, the one with the gumdrop border? - just think: this is a gingerbread house:
(By Mike's Amazing Cakes)
It's not even fair, I know. Although using trail mix for the stone work? Genius.
Here's another cool idea: the roof panels are laced together with ribbon!
(By Anna and Maria Correct Gingerbread)
And that delicate piping looks like fine embroidery work. SO PRETTY.
For you architecture buffs, check out this Frank Lloyd Wright design:
(By Garden Melodies)
And this perfect New York Brownstone:
(By Kitchen Table Scraps)
It even has wee snow-covered trash cans!
But I'm always a sucker for classic Victorian styles:
Are those pumpkin seed shingles? Niiice.
But maybe you're tired of houses. Maybe you're more in the mood for... a gingerbread typewriter?
(By Baked Ideas)
Can you imagine setting all those cookie keys?
Or for those of you dreaming of a white Hoth-mas:
(By Catalano Restaurant)
This gingerbread advent calendar is a fun idea: you get to eat one piece per day!
(By Himes-Mezes Kucko)
And the tealights make it a beautiful centerpiece!
A bird house is still a house, right?
(By Haute Sweets)
At first I thought it was covered in fabric. Then I realized that's all piping! WOW.
And finally, for something completely different, here's what happens when a custom toy designer tries his hand at gingerbread houses:
It's a Monster Gingerbread House! Ha!
Welp, happy house building, everyone. Remember to go easy on those gumdrops.
Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!