Get Inspired by These Wow-Worthy Gingerbread Houses

We can all admit that making gingerbread houses is a lot harder than it looks. Roof cave-ins and drooping gumdrop decor are practically a given with every house we attempt to construct with cookie walls and icing glue.

But that never stops us from having a total blast while making them! Get some inspiration for your architectural attempts with a handful of this year's best housing constructions.

Without further ado, feast your eyes on the intricate gingerbread designs below:

Candyland Gingerbread House

If every board game looked this amazing, we would be much more willing to spend Friday evenings at home for Family Game Night.


 

Four Stories Up Gingerbread House

This elegant house climbs four flights of stairs.

And now the result of 2016's gingerbread house making! More pics, tips and last years house on the blog👈🏼 What do you think?

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The Night Before Christmas House

Ever wonder what goes on inside a gingerbread house? This cute corner tells us everything we need to know.

Amazing gingerbread creations! #gingerbreadhousecontest #frelinghuysenarboretum #deliciouscreations

A photo posted by Andy Jelliffe (@aj_veghead_) on

 

Tiny Toppers

These tiny cake toppers may be mouse-sized but they are a gorgeous addition to this naked cake.

 

Gingerbread Block

Forget the gingerbread house, this creation is an entire gingerbread block! How many tiny gingerbread people do you think can fit inside of these apartments?

 

Pretty in Pink

This gingerbread house knows its color and wears it well!

 

Gingerbread Starbucks

Thanks to this premade kit, there can be a gingerbread Starbucks on every corner.


 

Gingerbread Pineapple House

Who lives in a gingerbread pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob Ginger Pants!

 

The Life-Sized House

This literal house made of gingerbread.

i love to see the grand floridian gingerbread house each year! can't wait to pay it another visit next week! 😍🍪🏠

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Up!-Inspired Gingerbread House

What's a good gingerbread house without a theme? This Disney movie-inspired house went way over the top (get it?) with the jelly bean balloons.

 

Police Ginger Box

The Doctor's Tardis just got a whole lot sweeter.

Merry Christmas!! #gingerbread #tardis #gingerbreadtardis #gingerbreadhouse #drwho #whovian #merrychristmas #brisfood

A photo posted by Mumma Loves Cake Julie (@mummalovescake) on

 

House of Cards

This gingerbread house… of cards is the festive play on words we never knew we needed.

 

Gingerbread Village

The signs say, "Please don't touch," but our hearts say, "Dig in."

Gingerbread house festival #gingerbreadhouse #artinstituteofvancouver #hyattholidays2016 #gingerbreadlane2016

A photo posted by Cathy MacQueen Hyska (@cmqh) on

 

The Quaint Gingerbread House

Sometimes all you need is a little piped icing to make the perfect gingerbread house.

 

The Frozen Castle

This ginger-creation has us singing the mashup: Let it snow, let it snow, let it GOOOO!

made it. #nationalgingerbreadhousecompetition

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First Place Prize House

This unique architecture took first place this year in the National Gingerbread House Competition. For obvious reasons.

Winner of the #groveparkinn #nationalgingerbreadhousecompetition #amazing #ashevillenc #loveit❤️

A video posted by Barbara Gibbs (@blgibbs1) on

 

The Gingerbread Peacock

Okay, this gingerbread creation may not be a house but its mastery makes it a top choice in our eyes.

Sometimes, when I can't find any butterflies to photograph, I stumble across peacocks made of gingerbread with a bokehlicious backdrop! 😉 This confectionery masterpiece was created by my 15 year old daughter. She placed *2nd* in the teen division of the #NationalGingerbreadHouseCompetition at #TheOmniGoveParkInn! Angelique's peacock is 100% edible including all structural supports. The entire peacock is made completely of gingerbread and the individual pieces baked, painted with edible paint then glued together with royal icing and isomalt. The pillow is made with gingerbread dough and baked and the trim is made of gingerbread gumpaste. The flooring is made of gingerbread dough and baked. ©Veronica Arthur | The Butterfly Huntress #gingerbread #gingerbreadpeacock#gingerbreadart#gingerbreadartist#gingerbreadsculpture#edibleart #confectionery #confectioneryart#gingerbreadcookie #peacock #gingerbreadcompetition #gingerbreaddesign#groveparkinn #nationalgingerbreadcompetition#peacockfeather #bokehlicious#bokehandblur#foodelia#food_of_our_world #pastryart#sugarart#foodphotography #art#creative #creativity #sugarandspiceandeverythingnice #gingerbreadismymedium

A photo posted by Veronica Photographic Artist (@thebutterflyhuntress) on

 

Gingerbread Dream House

This mini-gingerbread house really takes the cake.

My Pink Gingerbread Dream House Drip Cake! Gingerbread cake, whipped white chocolate ganache filling, water color buttercream and white choc. ganache drip. Handmade toppers: Gingerbread house, gingerbread fondant rosettes, pink meringue kisses with gingerbread man sprinkles, white chocolate chards with crushed candies. Join my Gingerbread Dreams Facebook group for our secret fondant and gingerbread recipes. #gingerbreadhousedripcake #gingerbreaddripcake#dripcake #gingerbreadhouse #gingerbread #meringue #candy #pink #cake #cakeart #bokeh #foodandbokeh #pastrydelights #pastryart #gingerbreadart #christmas #pinkchristmas #pinknation #pinkworld #pinkpower #gingerbreadismymedium #foodphotography #cakephotography #foodfantasy #foodporn #foodography #cakestagram #gingerbreadfondant#buzzfeedfood #yeahthatgreenville

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Now you have all the inspiration you need to create a list-worthy gingerbread house of your own. Stay in the DIY spirit with THESE food-themed ornaments that will bring a whole lot of character to your Christmas tree.