There's something so approachable about gingerbread houses:
(By SpiceCakeHouse, Russia)
You see a gorgeous one like this, and think to yourself, "Y'know, with just a little more training, patience, artistic ability, time, and talent, I could make that."
Then you laugh and laugh, and keep scrolling through all the jaw-dropping Sunday Sweets that few of us mere mortals could ever hope to match.
(By Brennie's Cake House The Netherlands)
Isn't this a hoot?
(Yes, I went there.)
Of course every baker has a different take on "gingerbread house."
There's the traditional snow covered house:
(By Elena Bondarenko, Russia)
Or there's a sandy beach hut for our friends in warmer climates/hemispheres:
(By Catherine Beddall Edible Art, Canada)
(It's just waiting for Sandy Claus.)
A sweet flower-bedecked cottage:
(By Olesia Gul, Turkey)
And the flowers could have come from this clever greenhouse:
(By Silverodlan, Sweden)
The gelatin sheet windows are genius.
Or how about a totally different kind of green house?
(Find the step-by-step tutorial here, by Sugar and Cloth, Texas)
Now we're rolling.
Or we could go to London; a book I read said this place is there somewhere:
(By Haniela's, Pennsylvania)
Can somebody please help me find it?
Seriously. I need to talk to the owls about a letter they misplaced.
And because they're adorable.
I know, let's ask Alice:
(By Petite Fille by Sai)
She's always finding wonderful places.
And since a lot of Alice's adventures were dreams, let's end with this gravity-defying "dream house."
(By Cakes by Beatriz, Canada)
Wow. The longer I stare, the more incredible details I see. The grass! The window etchings! And I'm pretty sure that second floor is straight-up floating.
So who's ready to make a gingerbread house now? Or maybe just eat some cookies? (WISE CHOICE.)
Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope it's extra Sweet.
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