Time for my annual roundup of amazing gingerbread houses!
Starting with a gingerbread light house:
I love the colorful bricks, and that lounging mermaid!
(See the tiny seahorse?)
It's hard to believe this next one is gingerbread at all; it looks just like a cake!
Ah, but turn it around, and lookie:
Check out the dancing sugar plums - and other sweets - over the kids' heads!
Speaking of cake, here's a genius way of turning a tiered cake into a whole gingerbread village:
No idea how you'd cut it, of course, but c'mon. SO COOL.
The piping on this tradition Victorian number is just lovely:
(By Torten Gallery)
And this one reminds me of a sweet little Swiss chalet:
(By Yener's Way)
Totally crushing on the pink bricks and teal trim on this one:
And the fact that it looks like Disneyland's Haunted Mansion doesn't hurt!
I'm always drawn to houses that still have a little gingerbread showing through:
(By Catherine's Cakery)
The colorful piping on the rich brown gingerbread is just so beautiful.
And check out the cool blues on this one:
That dripping snow! And the perfect roof shingles!
I actually took that picture myself at our local art museum's Festival of Trees, which had some especially fantastic gingerbread on display this year.
Also from the Festival, here's a Seussical design with peppermint candies springing from the chimney:
And this Star Mint roof is positively dreamy:
I always love houses with recognizable candy elements. It's so Hansel-and-Gretel. (Minus the child-eating witch part, of course, since that's less than festive.)
Plus that's another doll house design, complete with gingerbread furniture inside!
And finally, to end on a geeky note, how about a gingerbread TARDIS?
Talk about a timeless design, eh?
Happy Sunday, everyone!