Tuesday, December 13, 2011

8 Amazing Life Size Gingerbread Houses








What's more enchanting than a house made of candy?  I really can't think of anything.  As a child, I made a few gingerbread houses, but this year will be the first time I make one with my boys.  Candy and architecture...this is going to be fun!  I did a bit of research just to see what was out there, and found some amazing life size structures.  Our gingerbread house building could easily get out of control.  I REALLY want to make something big, but I think in order to finish this project we will have to limit the size to something that will fit on our dining room table, maybe even shoebox size.  I am also reminding myself that the point of this project is to have fun with my four year old.  Any one with a four year old knows their attention span is not that long.  

Now that I'm officially fascinated with gingerbread houses, I feel the need to properly research them.  If you have seen an amazing life size gingerbread house that I've missed let me know.  In my initial research I ran across some beautiful illustrations that I'll share soon too.

If you have a moment to really study these pictures notice the level of detail and ornamentation.  Also notice the shape and proportions.  No surface is left undecorated, and most of them have a very prominent roof line.  They're all very whimsical and fun, and have a distinct storybook style.

I hope these images inspire you to make a gingerbread house with your family!  




1 comment:

  1. This is my first gingerbread house AND the first recipe I tried and I'll never need to try another one. I'll be using this recipe for decades. LOVE...!!

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