40+ Spectacular Gingerbread Houses

Spectacular Gingerbread Houses

I have made a few Gingerbread Houses in the past, most often using one of those Gingerbread House Kits. They usually ended up something like this:

Typical Gingerbread House

Source: Dan’s Papers

Not terrible, but nothing to write home about.  So, there’s that… which would be considered your typical Gingerbread House.

And then there’s what I’m about to show you.  In order to be considered a “true” Gingerbread house, according to the National Gingerbread House Competition official rules, everything above the base must made from edible materials, with at least 75% of the main structure being made from Gingerbread.

I’m not sure all of these spectacular Gingerbread Houses would meet those criteria, and I know of at least one that definitely would not, but they are beautiful to look at non the less.

Spectacular Gingerbread Houses

These Spectacular Gingerbread Houses are far beyond my skill set, but they are amazing to look at in awe and wonder. The intricate details, inventive designs, and painstaking work are evident in each one of these glorious examples.

Lit Victorian Gingerbread House

Victorian Gingerbread House

Source: Goodies By Anna

Intricate details, candy cane columns, and icing fences combine to create this magical gingerbread house. I even love the hand-scripted “Welcome” mat by the front door.  So many amazing details.

Gingerbread Elf Bed & Breakfast

Gingerbread Elf Bed & Breakfast

Source: Pinterest

You really have to study this piece for a long time in order to catch all of the details that went into creating these delicious piece.

Gingerbread Townhouses

Gingerbread Townhouses

Source: Rock Recipies

Three Gingerbread Houses in one delightful package.

Gingerbread Village

Gingerbread Village

Source: Goodies By Anna

They say it takes a village. This is one particular village I’d love to take home.

Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater Gingerbread House

Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater Gingerbread House

Source: Berries.com

Based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural marvel, but in edible form.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Gingerbread House

Harry Potter Hogwarts Gingerbread House

Source: PopSugar

If you LOVE Harry Potter, you will LOVE this Hogwarts inspired Gingerbread House.

Graffiti Gingerbread House

Graffiti Gingerbread House

This looks like an abandoned building that has been taken over by Graffiti Artists, in an exceptionally delicious way! This is actually perfect for the artistically challenged (like myself) as it is allowed to be SUPER messy, and still look like it is intended to look.

Gingerbread Christmas Bakery

Gingerbread Bakery

Source: Goodies By Anna

Every tiny detail is immaculately recreated to the point where you can almost smell the freshly baked bread.

Smaug the Dragon Gingerbread Beast

Smaug the Dragon Gingerbread Beast

Source: Bored Panda

Technically not a Gingerbread House, but far too cool to not include it in this collection of Gingerbread Houses.

Sleeping Beauty Gingerbread House

Sleeping Beauty Gingerbread House

Source: Between the Pages

The classic children’s fairy tale comes to live, complete with a dragon, a damsel in distress, and a prince.  You rarely see crackers being used with Gingerbread Houses, but I think they work really well here to create the stone path to the house.

Breaking Bad RV Gingerbread House

Breaking Bad RV Gingerbread House

Source: Reddit

Perhaps the least Christmas related in our collection of Gingerbread Houses, but this piece was far too much fun to exclude.

Nittany Lion Gingerbread Inn

Nittany Lion Gingerbread Inn

Source: Flickr

This delightful piece was inspired by the Nittany Lion Inn in State College, Pennsylvania.  Although this Gingerbread house has less rooms and less dormers than the real Inn, most of the other details are remarkably recreated. The Bakery at Penn State clocked a total of three days to bake, build and embellish this spectacular gingerbread creation.

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