National Gingerbread House Day

12th December hosts National Gingerbread House day. To celebrate, here are three quick facts and our favourite gingerbread houses.

  • Gingerbread is the perfect biscuit for making structures, due to its rigid nature.
  • Gingerbread houses originated from Germany, whereas gingerbread men came from America. It is actually thought that gingerbread houses came before gingerbread men!
  • The largest gingerbread house in the world was built in Texas in 2013.

Our top Gingerbread Houses

  1. The Largest Gingerbread House

    This gingerbread house is the worlds largest and takes up 2,520 square feet. The structure is 21-foot-high and contains 35.8 million calories.

  2. Mini Gingerbread Houses

    These mini gingerbread house cupcake toppers from justshortofcrazy.com are the opposite of the above gingerbread house. These cute toppers are simple, yet effective.

  3. Intricate Icing
    Check out the decoration skills on this masterpiece from @maybeacookie. Very impressive!
  4. Gingerbread Family House

    This lovely creation from bravo.com also includes a little gingerbread family decorating their gingerbread tree.

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