The best gingerbread houses you have ever seen

Are you ready for some of the best gingerbread houses we've ever seen? If you love gingerbread as much as we do, we're sure that these very impressive gingerbread houses are going to blow your mind!

Best gingerbread houses

Are you ready for some of the best gingerbread houses we've ever seen? If you love gingerbread as much as we do, we're sure that these very impressive gingerbread houses are going to blow your mind!

Are you ready for some of the best gingerbread houses we've ever seen? If you love gingerbread as much as we do, we're sure that these very impressive gingerbread houses are going to blow your mind (well, maybe not literally but you know, you'll be really impressed!)

We just can’t get over how people can recreate the most stunning designs, from biscuit! The careful layers upon layers of sheets of dough are truly a work of art. From the Houses of Parliament to massive gingerbread mansions, this collection of gingerbread houses definitely have the 'wow' factor when it comes to both size and design. We can’t quite decide whether we like the towering buildings or the intricately decorated versions better – it’s a tough choice. If you’ve made what you think is the best ever gingerbread house then let us know, we’d love to see your designs. Simply send us a picture on Facebook (opens in new tab), Twitter or Instagram so that we can see what you’ve been up to.

If you fancy giving it a go yourself, watch our step-by-step video to make your own gingerbread house. It’s easier than you might think and makes a great project to get the kids involved with during the holidays, just remember to have plenty of sweets on hand for decorating purposes! This would also make a lovely activity if you have a party coming up. You can pre-prep the gingerbread biscuits and then, depending on the ages of the children coming, they can build and decorate their own house using handfuls of sweets, sprinkles and some ready made icing.

So whether you're looking for some gingerbread inspiration or just fancy having your mind boggled, click through to see all of the amazing designs of the best gingerbread houses we’ve ever seen. Prepare to be amazed...

Ginger mansion

A porch? A balcony? We've never seen such an extravagent gingerbread house. We could just imagine little gingerbread people living there - what a splendid life they'd have!

Picture: pinterest.com/syutsing

Smartie-bread house

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A gingerbread house covered in Smarties? Now why didn't we think of that! We just love this sweetie bejewelled house, especially the melting snow on the roofs - amazing!

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Ginger cottage

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A gingerbread cottage?! How unique! Just like something out of a Disney film, this creative cottage has blown our minds - there's just too much detail for us to handle.

Picture: pinterest: juxtapost.com

Houses of Ginger Parliament

Gingerbread Houses of Parliament

Now we've seen it all... A gingerbread Houses of Parliament and Big Ben made by German chef Beate Woellstein. She must have had a lot of time on her hands to make this epic gingerbread house - wow... just wow!

Picture: Rex features

Ginger town

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This gingerbread house is amazing. Snow all round the roof, glowing windows and a cute little garage on the side, we think this bake is gingerbread-tastic!

Picture: pinterest.com/Lisbeth1

Pretty in pink

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This gingerbread house just looks too good to eat. Drizzled in pink icing sugar and completed with a comical snowman ready to greet you at the door - Christmas perfection!

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Stack o'gingerbread

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Wow! Our minds are officially boggled! Layer upon layer of gingerbread, it looks like this masterpiece would of taken a rather long amount of time to rustle up - if only we had the patience.

Picture: pinterest.com/anmati

Thatched gingerbread house

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How cute is this gingerbread house complete with a thatched Shredded Wheat roof? A lot of love and care has definitely gone into this masterpiece. We wish we could have a bite!

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King of the ginger castle

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Now this is a gingerbread house fit for royalty! We just love all the little details from top to bottom. It must of taken hours and hours to decorate - we praise the creators steady hand with all that piping!

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Warm and gingery

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Can't you just picture this little cottage tucked away in the middle of the forest - just like the gingerbread house in the fairytale Hansel and Gretel. We bet it tastes as good as it looks!

Picture: pinterest.com/susanp25

Sweetie heaven

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Now if you love candy cane and boiled sweets you're going to love this design. We think this might be the best Christmas-themed gingerbread house of the bunch! What do you think?

Picture: pinterest.com/stephanielandburg

Haunted gingerbread house

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There's something a little spooky about this gingerbread house even though there clearly shouldn't be. We're expecting the gingerbread version of the Adams family to pop out sometime soon!

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The Ginger Hotel

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Care to check-in at the gingerbread hotel with a complimentary gingerbread cocktail with every room? We can't believe how many windows this gingerbread creation has - we're very impressed!

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Candy cane lane

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We just love the candy cane pillars on this gingerbread house - it takes this design one step further. Star-shaped biscuits on the roof, candy cane Christmas trees and sprinkles on the front door - we love it!

Picture: pinterest: perrpam on Flickr.com

There's no place like ginger

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We really wish this was a life-sized house. How amazing would it be walking down an icing sugar path, with candy cane fences and sweet gingerbread walls mmm... we can dream can't we?!

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Chocolate gingerbread cottage

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Kit Kat roof tiles? What a genius idea! We just love this design from gumball walls to buttercream Christmas trees - we don't know whether to eat it or just sit back and admire its beauty (and then eat it)!

Picture: pinterest.com/veltathomas

Ginger tower

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's a giant gingerbread tower complete with Jelly Bean roof tiles! No wonder this bake is positioned in the centre of the room - what a showstopper.

Picture: pinterest: tipjunkie.com

Giant gingerbread house

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Yes, this really is an almost-life-sized gingerbread house! We don't know where it is in the world or whether it's still standing, but some how, some way, we will find this beauty and devour the whole entire thing... who's with us?

Picture: pinterest: alwaystheholidays.com

Ginger sweet ginger

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It's a green gingerbread house! We just can't fault this piece of edible artwork. We really can't believe that it's actually edible too - it's just so perfect. Even the icing sugar fences have mini edible Christmas wreaths piped on them, how is that even possible?

Picture: pinterest: indulgy.com

Gingerbread White House

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It's only that famous American landmark, The White House in gingerbread form! We can't believe our eyes. Created by chef Roland Mesnier, everything is spot on, from the State Dining Room to the Blue Room - definite gingerbread dedication we think!

Picture: Rex features

Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Senior Content Editor at Goodto.com and has over 10 years of experience as a digital journalist, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the best food hampers to cookbooks, from the best cake stands to baking sets, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to must-have food products. A passionate baker, she spends much of her time creating celebration cakes for friends and family - particularly for her two lucky children.