Gingerbread Houses: Kits, Decorations, Patterns and Icings

Gingerbread houses are an iconic decoration during the holiday season. Many families spend hours decorating them with unique decorations, patterns, and candies.

Whether your tradition is to make a gingerbread house from scratch or a grocery store-bought kit, we are here to inspire all baking enthusiasts.

Seasoned baking experts create and review all of our articles to ensure that we have the most accurate information for our audience.

Gingerbread House Kits 

Choosing the right gingerbread house kit can be difficult. There are so many generic, cookie-cutter designs and boring pre-made kits that limit creativity. Some gingerbread house kits are of lower quality than others, which isn’t fun.

How do you know which kit is right for you?

We have reviewed over twenty-five gingerbread house kits for cost, gingerbread and candy quality, ease of creation, and kid-friendliness and have compiled the pros and cons of each gingerbread house kit with a detailed summary of reviews from real gingerbread kit buyers.

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Gingerbread House Ideas

We have curated over one hundred gingerbread house ideas and photos. These Inspirational ideas include candy cane windows, gumdrop roofs, and royal icing wall designs.  We have even found incredible lego and Starbucks themed gingerbread houses to help inspire you this holiday season.

If you are looking for easy, fun, creative gingerbread house ideas; you have found the right place. 

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Gingerbread House Decorations

How will you decorate your gingerbread house?

The first place to start is to figure out the style of your gingerbread house. Many standard gingerbread house designs are simple, classic, log cabin or even Victorian style.

Also, think about how the doors, roof, outdoor, and even lawn decorations will ladder into the gingerbread house theme.

Lastly is how will you candy and decor compliment your gingerbread house. Mini, candy canes, gumdrops, and multiple color icing can be an incredible way to tie your gingerbread house theme together.

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How To Make a Gingerbread House 

Making a gingerbread house requires a plan, tasty gingerbread, the perfect royal icing recipe, candy, and creativity. And whether you are building a gingerbread house from scratch or a pre-made kit, the result should be a memorable time with the kids and family.

Learn how to make a gingerbread house in 10 easy steps with our in-depth article.

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Icing and Gingerbread Recipes

The icing is one of the essential parts when creating a gingerbread house. Royal icing is most commonly used to keep your house stable.  It is not only necessary for a good foundation, but to assist with creating unique patterns and designs. That goes to say, the gingerbread you make will also play a vital role in the construction of your gingerbread house.

Having a royal icing and gingerbread recipe that will not disappoint is important.

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Gingerbread House Templates & Patterns

Creating the perfect gingerbread pattern takes some time and research. There are hundreds of different designs and printable templates that you can try. The most common patterns are for roofs, walls, and doors. Some standard gingerbread designs include wood or login cabin patterns.

Whether you want are looking to create a simple door or roof pattern or a more advanced pattern for your gingerbread house.

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Gingerbread House Candy

Having the right candy on hand is essential for creating a gingerbread house that’s filled with holiday cheer.

Starting with gumdrops and candy canes to Kit Kat bars and M&Ms, we have compiled the best gingerbread candies to use to complement decorations and themes.

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Gingerbread House History

Decorating gingerbread houses has been a tradition that has span over hundreds of years.

While the tradition has started in Germany, decorating gingerbread houses has become a popular pass time throughout the world.

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Meet Our Team of Expert Bakers

The team behind this website are comprised of expert bakers with a passion for Christmas and holiday treats. The mission of this website is to continue the tradition gingerbread making and to inspire those to create new traditions for years to come.

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