‘Tis the season for sweet treats and festive decorations! Luckily, everyone’s favorite holiday dessert happens to double as both.
Yes, the classic gingerbread house is a holiday must-make, like jack-o-lanterns are to Halloween and turkey is to Thanksgiving. The holidays just aren’t the same without one, and there are definitely some impressive examples out there. From simple cookie shacks to intricate, architectural confections, there’s a whole world of gingerbread houses out there to take inspiration from!
If you’ve been craving some holiday baking action, here’s your chance to learn from the experts and get excited about the tastiest dessert of the season. So, fire up your oven, break out the allspice, and check out these five amazing gingerbread houses to inspire your baking adventure!
1. Pretty Pink Gingerbread House
Dusted in sprinkles and strung with sour candy belts, this pink, rainbow delight is truly a joy to behold! The shape and design are simple enough for baking newbies to pull off with ease, with plenty of fun textures and room for customization to excite baking pros. This cute little candy house is sure to be a hit with young ones!
Be sure you’re equipped with a quality refrigerator when you jump into this recipe. Especially when baking with kids, those few hours that your gingerbread dough spends chilling in the fridge can feel like a lifetime. But, with the latest quick-cooling and temperature stabilizing technology, a fridge from our store can get your gingerbread back on the decorating table in no time!
2. Chocolate Gingerbread Cottage
This adorable Dutch cottage is a chocolate-lover’s dream! Covered in chocolate candies and stuck together with chocolate icing, this gingerbread house is fun, festive, and beautifully detailed. You can simplify some of these steps for a slightly easier house (who has time to color in all those little blue swirls anyway?), and master bakers can put their skills to the test by copying this complex creation. Bonus points if you can get a working lightbulb inside!
3. Sweet and Simple Gingerbread House
This is the perfect gingerbread house for beginners and families. The super simple, slightly Seuss-like shape is easy to build, and you can go crazy decorating any way you want. Stick candy all over the walls or line everything with icing – it’s up to you! With this sweet little house, you can let your imagination run wild.
Before you get started, you’ll want to make sure your oven is up for the job too! With a precise, high-powered wall oven or range from our store, you’ll be churning out gingerbread houses like nobody’s business. Come check out our selection to find that oven of your sugarplum dreams!
4. Lacy Gingerbread House
We love all the delicate details on this stunning, lace-covered gingerbread house! The woven designs at the top of the walls might take a deft touch, but if you’ve got the expertise, you’ll have one special holiday centerpiece on your hands. And if you DON’T have the expertise, well, that’s half the fun, isn’t it? We especially like the snowflake-covered, frosted windows and the candy poinsettia!
5. Snow Globe Gingerbread City
If traditional just isn’t your thing, try out this delicious and decorative gingerbread snow globe! It doesn’t require all the detailed decorating and pasting-together of a typical gingerbread house, plus it makes an adorable decoration that will last the whole season. Set it on your dining table as a fun, festive decoration, or chow down and enjoy your gingerbread city after holiday dinner.
Feeling inspired yet? Any and all of these gorgeous treats would make great holiday desserts or décor, but feel free to express your own creativity, and design your gingerbread home however you like!
If you’re still just not excited enough about the idea of holiday baking, it might be time to get some new kitchen appliances! We have an impressive selection of ranges, wall ovens, refrigerators, and more to help you create unforgettable treats for your whole family. Come on down to our store or give us a call to learn more about our products, and how they can help you get your holiday bake on for a delicious winter season.