13 Gingerbread Houses Totally Worth the Sugar Coma
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13 Gingerbread Houses Totally Worth the Sugar Coma

Judging by your Pinterest board, you’ll undoubtedly agree: Gingerbread houses are the ultimate holiday eye candy, as well as a sneaky way to use up any leftover Halloween candy — make more candy to use up candy? #holidaylogic. These 13 gingerbread houses are so charming, you’ll want them to last all season long. And unlike the collapsed messes from your childhood architectural attempts, they are also fairly doable with a little patience. So pile on the icing snow, stock up on your favorite candy and get ready for some sticky fingers.

1. Mini Mug House: It doesn’t get much more adorable than a mini house perching on the edge of a mug full of cocoa. And if it happens to fall in? All the more delicious. (via Brit + Co)

2. Iced Lace: Lose the candy altogether and pull out your icing bag. With a steady hand, you can have a lot of fun making swirls and delicate lacy patterns all over the little houses. (via Tablier Tache)

3. Candy Cane Colors: You can’t go wrong with a classic red and white theme. Mini candy canes flank the door, and sour belts make pretty, ruffled hedges in the front. (via Brit + Co)

4. Rustic Pretzel Cabin: Go the extra step and make your house into a cabin by covering it in pretzels. Rather than icing to glue the house together, melted caramel works like a version of tasty hot glue. Just watch your fingers. (via Vivalinka)

5. Snowglobe Village: Make three or four small houses instead of one big one and group them together under glass cloches or Mason jars for a pretty centerpiece. (via Butter Hearts Sugar)

6. Graham Cracker Houses: If you don’t have time to make gingerbread or you want something a little easier for kids to work with, try making mini houses out of graham crackers. They already come in perfectly square building sheets. (via Sweet Phi)

7. Pastel Pieces: The vast variety of candy available means you can have any color palette you want, including pastels. Playful macaron trees give a wonderland feeling to this cool blue landscape. (via Cookie Connection)

8. Emerald City House: Pick out any and every green candy you can find for this Oz-inspired palace. (via Brit + Co)

9. Peanut Butter Graham Cracker House: Using peanut butter instead of icing sugar totally makes this a healthy snack, right? (via Culinary Hill)

10. Gingerbread Centerpiece: Roll a piece of craft paper down the center of your table and build your gingerbread village on top of that. Powdered sugar snow and a few tea light candles make this a magical display for a winter party or even a wedding. (via Snippet and Ink)

11. Gingerbread Chalet: That tall sloping roof totally acts like a blank canvas where you can let your creative ideas snowball. (via Hallmark)

12. Red, White + Blue: Have fun with non-traditional colors — it’s all good in candy land. And how awesome are those sparkling rock candy trees? (via Whipperberry)

13. Icing-cles: If any of you know how to get those perfect icing icicles, you are officially the master of gingerbread and deserve a medal. Building your house on a cake stand is a great way to make sure it doesn’t get destroyed if you need to move it. (via Tikkido)

Do you make gingerbread houses during the holidays? We’d love to see pictures! Show us your creations using the hashtag #britstagram.