10 Creative Gingerbread Houses

The tinsel is shimmering and the house is looking festive with lights and decorations - that's right it's nearly Xmas. It's that special time of year when we get to fill our kitchens with the smell of freshly baked, sweet and spicy gingerbread. Here are some fabulously creative ideas to help inspire your next Gingerbread creation.

1. Mini Gingerbread Houses

These are the cutest houses in town. They're festive and fun not to mention adorable. They are the perfect addition to a cup of hot chocolate.

Mini Gingerbread Houses on a cup

via Makezine

Mini Gingerbread Houses around a cup

via Country Living

2. Gingerbread House Dessert Topping

This is a great way to make a plain dessert, such as vanilla ice-cream, perfectly suitable for a festive occasion. Gingerbread House in a dessert glass

via Brit & Co

3. Gingerbread Carousel

If you're feeling adventurous and want to try something different then a gingerbread carousel's is just the thing. A Gingerbread carousel

via Pysselfabrikens

4. Gingerbread House Cake Topping

If you're really in the baking spirit you could combine a stunning drip cake with a beautiful gingerbread house topper. Tea time will never look so good again. A pink drip cake with a gingerbread house topping.

via CakesDecor

5. Gingerbread Village

If you've got some willing little helpers who are all keen to make their own gingerbread houses - you could make a whole gingerbread village for a bit of fun. Gingerbread-houses

via Donna Hay

Gingerbread cake forest

via Blossom Tree Cake Co

6. Gingerbread Cookies

If you're after something a little more simple then Gingerbread Cookies are always a big hit with the kids. Some fun decorations can make them super cute. Gingerbread cookies

via It's a House

cookies gingerbread

via Gimme Some Oven

Gingerbread cookies standingup

via Edible Crafts

7. Gingerbread Dog House

If you've made your Gingerbread House and your Gingerbread People, then you'll have to make your Gingerbread Dog House so that the whole family is included. Gingerbread Dog House

via Walmart

8. Gingerbread Christmas Tree

If your Gingerbread Biscuits didn't turn out perfectly, with the help of some Royal Icing, you could build a showstopping Xmas Tree. Gingerbread-tree

via Taste

9. Iced Gingerbread Houses

Speaking of icing, if you want to give your Gingerbread House a new look, ice it for a different feel. iced gingerbread house

via We Heart It

Iced Gingerbread house

via Pryaniki Demariki

10. Traditional Gingerbread Houses

Last, but certainly not least, you could stick with tradition and make a good ol' Gingerbread House. Traditional gingerbread house

via StocksyCandy Cane Gingerbread house

via The Organised Housewife

Gingerbread Houses are the perfect family baking activity - there are so many fun ideas and decorations. If you need some further Christmas Baking Ideas, head over to our Christmas Cake blog for some more awesome Christmas ideas. Happy Baking!

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