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
- 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.
Image: CBS News
- 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.
- Intricate Icing
Check out the decoration skills on this masterpiece from @maybeacookie. Very impressive!
- Gingerbread Family House
This lovely creation from bravo.com also includes a little gingerbread family decorating their gingerbread tree.