What are great ways to decorate gingerbread houses? See 25 candy holiday homes
Gingerbread houses are amazing in all their variety — from candied cottages to simple graham-cracker adobes to the mansions built with fresh, fragrant gingerbread — sweetly decorative buildings that are the epitome of festive fun.
Here is our gallery with 25 gingerbread houses, including homages to the Victorian era, firefighters, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Harry Potter and other classic storybooks. Happy holidays!
1. Mountain Time Christmas – gingerbread house three-story lodge
Decorated by Diane Hammock. The sides of the house are constructed of gingerbread logs instead of a single cookie slab. Every shingle is a separate piece. All the icicles are hand drawn royal icing from a #1 round piping tube.
7. Festival of Trees Christmas – Gingerbread Farm House
Popcorn balls form the tree crowns cinnamon red hots are placed for apples. Lattice work is done with pretzels, shingles on roof are cinnamon toast crunch cereal. Notice hand modeled fondant on chimney and flag pole. The swing is licorice. Apple Drop Farm gingerbread and fondant house decorated by Tamara Stokes and Youth Group.