Everything Gingerbread Houses: Kits, Decorations, Patterns and Icings

We love to inspire everyone by showcasing the best gingerbread house kits, decorations and patterns. While the majority of gingerbread houses are created during the holiday season, many crafters continuously bake and make gingerbread houses all year round.

Best Gingerbread House Kits 

Choosing the right gingerbread house kit for you can be a bit difficult. There are so many generic cookie cutter designs and boring pre-made kits out on the market that limit creativity.

We have reviewed these gingerbread house kits for price, gingerbread and candy quality and kid-friendliness. 

We have listed the pros and cons of each gingerbread house kit with a summary of reviews from other kit buyers. Learn more by visiting the best gingerbread houses kits of 2018.

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Gingerbread House Ideas

Selecting the right gingerbread house is your first step, but how will you design your house? We have accumulated over 100 gingerbread house ideas that include candy cane pathways, beautiful gumdrop craftsmanship, incredible royal icing designs and even lego gingerbread houses to help inspire you.

If you are thinking of getting a head start with a custom design house, the best designs can take two to three weeks to create. But, if you want to design a gingerbread house in a couple of hours, consider a gingerbread kit.

Either way, both ways of creating are perfect for a holiday party or even a fun yearly tradition with the kids. Take a look at all of these great gingerbread house ideas and start creating your own edible creation now.

Gingerbread House Decorations

How will you decorate your gingerbread house? There are thousands of possibilities when designing your gingerbread house.

Depending on what style house you have chosen, such as a simple house design, a classic gingerbread house design, log cabin design or even a Victorian house design, your decorations should complement the base.

There are many kinds of gingerbread house candies that can compliment your designs like mini candy canes, gum drops, frosting and icings etc. Learn more about all the different gingerbread house decorations.

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How To Build a Gingerbread House 

One of the best parts of gingerbread houses is building them. Building a gingerbread house requires, a plan, some solid gingerbread, the perfect icing recipe or pre-made icing and patience.

Sometimes it can get a little frustrating when a piece of gingerbread breaks and you need to create more for your house. For a step by step guide on how to make gingerbread houses.

Icing For Gingerbread Houses

The Icing is one of the most important parts when creating a gingerbread house.

The icing acts as a kind of glue to keep your structure solid and is not only essential for a good foundation, but to assist with keeping your patterns and designs in place as well.
Having an icing that’s very liquidy or even too thick can bring problems to your gingerbread house.

Learn more about the perfect icings for your gingerbread house.

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Gingerbread House Patterns

Creating the perfect gingerbread patterns take some time and research. There are hundreds of different patterns and templates that you can find all over the internet.

Whether you want are looking to create a simple trim pattern or a more advanced pattern for your gingerbread house; based on your skillset, you may want to start on an easier pattern and work your way up.

To view the different kinds of patterns for your gingerbread house click here.