This site is FULL of photos of gingerbread houses (and other gingerbread projects) for inspiration, but creative bakers raise the bar each year in gingerbread contests around the world. Please share photos you've taken at a gingerbread house contest.
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"A Few of My Favorite Things"
This was my entry into the Boulder City Gingerbread House Contest. I named it "A Few of My Favorite Things" because of my love of Christmas, all things …
This year my friend gave me the idea of making a giant cupcake with people sledding and skiing down it. I added to it by putting a tunnel through with …
60 lbs of sugar
I entered this house in the 2003 Belleville Illinois Gingerbread Walk. It is almost 4 feet tall. I was moving to Texas, so I knew it would be my last …
Dreaming of a White Christmas
Hi! I'm Megan C. and I'm 15 years old. This past Christmas I really wanted to try and make a ginger bread house so my mom agreed and let me make one. I …
Georgia Bank & Trust-formerly the Cotton Exchange
I was contracted by the Augusta Museum of History to make a gingerbread house in which the structure was totally edible. The building had to have historical …
T'was The Night before Christmas......
Having been worked on for days , our gingerbread house was finally complete !! All the way from Germany this gingerbread house kit has still made it so …
Slovakian Gingerbread houses
I am doing these gingerbread houses now for 15 years for my family, friends and colleagues. It's a typical winter - or Christmas decoration in our country. …
Hansel and Gretel 2009 /First Place and Viewer's Choice Award / Darnall's Chance House Contes
This is a house that I've been wanting to make for awhile. I had a good time with the ice cream cone and the witch inside. I chose not to put Hansel in …
Santa's Favorite Ornament / First Place / Darnall's chance House Museum Contest
This ornament is depicted from an ornament that my husband had as he grew up. We still put the ornament on the tree each year. The ornament portion was …
Toas Pueblo 2004/ 2nd Place/ Darnall's Chance House Museum Contest
This gingerbread creation was depicted from the real Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. I built it in levels. i actually built each level upside down, as not …
Emily's winning blue themed house
This is the winner or the 2008 George Brown College gingerbread house contest. It was created with a blue theme.
Gingerbread Grand Piano
This is the inside of the piano.
Fairy-tale pop-up book (Biltmore House)
I have long admired the Biltmore house and have done a lot of research on the Vanderbilt family. I wanted to create the fairytale feel of the house by …
National Gingerbread House Competition
This adorable gingerbread train was made by one of the kids at the National Gingerbread House Competition.
2009 National Gingerbread House Competition
This was a really creative gingerbread contest entry. There were sleeping cowboys around a fire, bed rolls, and really interesting details on the wagon …
Red Roof Gingerbread House
Here's another beautiful Teen entry in the 2009 National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn. Really beautiful!
Dutch Windmill and Tulips
This beautiful Dutch Windmill and Tulips is another incredible Teen winner of the 2009 National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn. It …
Hogwarts in Gingerbread (actually Biltmore House)
This was one of the most amazing creations at the 2009 National Gingerbread Competition. Everyone sitting around us was speculating that it was a model …
12 Days of Christmas in Gingerbread
Check out the exercise room upstairs and the dance class downstairs.
Merry Christmas, From our Gingerbread House to Yours
This was the first Gingerbread house my son and I made. We did this last Christmas, and along w/ my other (youngest) son and my sister with her youngest …
Grove Park Inn 2008
Here's one of my favorites!
Cheyenne Depot Plaza Gingerbread House Competition
The colorful story behind this gingerbread house was I decided to enter a local gingerbread contest, at my mother's urging might I add, in fact it was …
National Gingerbread House Competition 2008
Here's another fabulous house from the Grove Park Inn 2008 Contest
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christmas time (YAY) :)
it took us a long time to find the perfect gingerbread house we had to go all the way to TYLAND!what a trip!
can you find santa HINT:he's up high
Anita Bells Bakery - Grove Park Inn 2006
I traveled from Debary, Florida to Ashville, North Carolina to enter in the National Gingerbread competition at the Grove Park Inn 2006. It did not win …
My First Gingerbread House and Train!
My first one!
Christmas In Town Square.
Remembering the shopping in quaint little stores. Going in and out of each one while enjoying the falling snow. Seeing the beautifully lit towns' square …
santa"s work shop
I Had a lot of fun doing this one the gum roof is made of big red gum.
This was for the City of Lewisville's Holiday at the Hall event. I wanted to do something different and more realistic than most houses. It won first place …
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
My father passed away in June of 2008 so we decided to make a gingerbread house to remember him.
He was 100% Irish and came to America on a boat when …
Dee's First Attempt
The Grandchildren would all be with us for Christmas and I just wanted to try my hand at being creative.
I was pleased with the outcome but the best …
The First Snow
This house was modeled after several houses in New Bern, NC. I combined the look and style of three individual houses and came up with this one. It was …
Gast Haus / Inside view
This is the inside view of the Gast Haus. you can see the tree and the fireplace. The floors are made of pastiallage.
Gast House / A German Bed and Breakfast 2005
This Gingerbread B&B has a mountain and a stream by it.There is a loft as well.
Pigg Point School
This school house is a depiction is of an old school house in my area.
Grove Park Inn 2008
Here's another beautiful house.
Well it was my first time making a gingerbread house, i looked on this site first and got some ideas, my niece and nephew helped with the lollies of course …
Old Time Pharmacy
I entered a interdepartmental contest at the hospital I work at. I work in the pharmacy, so that is why I picked this theme. This is the first gingerbread …
Fabulous Gingerbread Cottage Not rated yet
VsemTort family workshop
Gingerbread house for Christmas 2012
Gingerbread House built by Saucy Girl's Kitchen Not rated yet
My husband and I decided to enter a Gingerbread House Contest and this is the house we built. It was so much fun!
There are lots more photos on my website, …
Skiing in a lake in Vermont by Caffé Torino Costa Rica Not rated yet
This is joyous depiction of what skiing in a lake in Vermont looks like in my thoughts. We can't wait to visit New England and ice skate, cross country …
Maine lighthouse by Caffe Torino Costa Rica Not rated yet
We are excited to visit New England this winter, this creation are thoughts of what may lay ahead for us in colder weather than here in Costa Rica.
Gingerbread Market Caffe Torino Costa Rica Not rated yet
This Gingerbread Market resembles a European market filled with Christmas energy and high spirits. Figurines are made from marzipan and fondant. All is …
Saybrook Inner Lighthouse (with artisitic liberties) Not rated yet
I love our Connecticut lighthouses and so naturally I wanted to make one out of gingerbread.
Magical Chicken Coop Not rated yet
We built our amazing magical chicken coop in honor of our first year raising chickens. Although we had never built a large scale Gingerbread house before, …
Christmas Cottage on the Coast 2012 Not rated yet
This creation was themed for a winter coastal scene made from gingerbread, gum paste, candies, edible beads and royal icing. The whole creation was built …
Sweet house Not rated yet
Believe it or not, this is my first gingerbread house ever! ;) I baked it twice, because first time I made a mistake (oh well... practice makes perfect …
Santa's Crib Not rated yet
Made for the Chase School in Waterbury Ct.
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Mother Gingerbread Not rated yet
My daughter (10 yrs old at the time) designed and created this piece for the 2011 National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn. She placed …
Santa's Workshop Not rated yet
Santa's Workshop was a very large "diorama type" piece measuring 32" wide by 24" deep and 30" tall. It is a peak inside Santa's workshop and the elves …
"Miracle in the Desert" (inspired by Taliesin West) Not rated yet
This was the 1st place winning entry into the 3rd annual Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa gingerbread house contest. Local architects and pastry chefs …
LIT UP HOUSE Not rated yet
I MADE THIS FOR MY LOCAL SCHOOL'S RAFFLE.THE INSIDE IS LIT WITH BATTERY OPERATED FAIRY LIGHTS AND THERE IS A FIREPLACE CHAIR CHRISTMAS TREE PRESENTS AND …
2097 sugar lane Not rated yet
This is my first ginger bread house. It is 100% homemade, even designed the templet. It took about 3 days and is all edible. My hand is still sore from …
HAMPTONS GINGERBREAD HOUSE Not rated yet
For several years now, I have been making gingerbread houses with my children. It has become one of our favorite holiday traditions.
As each year comes …
Snoopy's House at Christmas - Quintiles 2010 Gingerbread House Contest Not rated yet
Our team started out thinking about creating a really cool dog house, then we thought "How can we get any cooler than Snoopy". So we went with it and …
Canal Museum GingerBread Contest 2010 in Syracuse, NY Not rated yet
This is my creation that I submitted and won 1st place in the Senior Division, December 2010.
WARE'S FOLLY Not rated yet
This is a replica of Ware's Folly in Augusta, GA. The 2010 event was sponsored by the Augusta Museum of History. The yearly event is a favorite with the …
Victorian Mansion Not rated yet
I started out thinking I'd make a nice, edible house for my younger cousins. The architecture was inspired by the Wyandotte historical museum nearby. Once …
Miller Gingerbread House 2010 - Australia Not rated yet
First time I thought to try to do this! It has been raining A LOT lately, so what to do but try to keep the kids amused making a gingerbread house?
Log Cabin Not rated yet
Log cabin surrounded with small lake, well and just pure nature.
the claw game Not rated yet
My award winning entry in the Belleville 2010 gingerbread contest. This one had lights and a motor that raised the claw up and down. As it was powered …
European Charm Not rated yet
A cuckoo clock in my house inspired my work on this one. I entered it in last year's annual contest put on by the culinary school I attend.
spring house Not rated yet
I am Alyssa G. and I'm ten. I just made one with my dad and brother and so I really wanna post it because my family said its really good.
Winner in Adult category Mount Horeb, WI, Gingerbread House Contest Not rated yet
This replica of a beautiful local Victorian home was the 2009 winner in the Mount Horeb, WI, Gingerbread House contest
Gingerbread house 2009 Not rated yet
We entered our first contest in December of 2009 and we won first price
Castle Tower Ruin Not rated yet
I have made a couple castle towers in the past, and when I had the unfortune of one that did not came out of the oven quite right, I decided to transform …
The Sugar Shack Not rated yet
Our extended family has an annual gingerbread competition. 2009 was the second year of the competition and having missed out on the trophy in 2008, I was …
franciui's gingerbread casetta Not rated yet
Yellow Gingerbread House Not rated yet
Look at the beautiful horses.
North Pole General Store Not rated yet
Look at the fruits and veggies on the front porch! Also the little workers (elves?) coming out of the basement. SO cute!
Gingerbread Venice Not rated yet
Inside of some of the rooms in the Venice scene. Child's play room and living room, complete with intricate wall designs and portraits on the walls!
Gingerbread Manor Not rated yet
I love this gate/garden arbor on the back side of this house.
Candy Cane Inn Not rated yet
I love the tin-looking roof! And the water wheel and chimney are yummy whimsical!
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Nutcracker Ballet Not rated yet
Believe it or not, there were TWO beautiful Nutcracker Ballet creations at this year's National Gingerbread Competition! This one was very large and every …
Gingerbread Rudolph Not rated yet
Here's the back side with the Burl Ives Snowman. SO like the real cartoon!!
Tudor Style built by Youth - 2009 National Competition Not rated yet
This beautiful Tudor Style Gingerbread House was in the Youth category at the 2009 National Gingerbread Competition, which means that it was baked by someone …
Gingerbread Mountain Music Dance Not rated yet
This incredible gingerbread creation was titled "Santa's Mountain Music Dance". It was one of the top winners in the Teen category (Yes, made by a teenager!) …
Gingerbread Castle from National Gingerbread Competition 2009 Not rated yet
Gingerbread Castle from National Gingerbread Competition 2009
Gingerbread Nutcracker Ballet Theater Not rated yet
Here's another photo of the Nutcracker Ballet gingerbread house.
Grove Park Inn 2008 Not rated yet
Here's a really cute house from the Grove Park Inn 2008 National Gingerbread Competition
National Competition Teen Winners 2008 Not rated yet
And yet another winner from the teen division. This was one of my personal favorites. The up-close details were incredible!! WOW!
a great jop and a lot of work Not rated yet
just alot of work but it makes really fun and i like it and i work longer on this project than 52 hours
The gingerbred making Not rated yet
I have always loved making gingerbread houses so i figured that i will make a contest for the people that love it to i started making them when i was 13 …
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