I usually try to stick to actual cakes on Sunday Sweets, but I've had so many requests for gingerbread houses that I decided to make an exception this week. Besides, they are covered with icing, right? So we'll call that close enough.
Still, to kick things off let's start with a cake that only looks like gingerbread:
(Photo by Jerilyn Brom & found here.)
Next a little Mario love:
And lastly, here are my favorites from the '09 Cincinnati Houses of Hope Gingerbread House Contest. (Check out all the winners here.)
Today's charity, Heifer International, works to end hunger and poverty by providing livestock, training, and related services to communities worldwide.
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