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The cutest gingerbread houses ever

Not Martha’s Amazing Gingerbread Houses

Megan, from Not Martha, is excellent when it comes to devising unusual holiday goodies. This year, her take on a traditional gingerbread house is no exception. She baked up some mini gingerbread houses that fit on the rim of a mug of hot chocolate (or coffee). Although I’ve seen gingerbread competitions with houses almost big enough to live in, these mini houses are just as impressive – and a whole lot cuter!

Megan has pdfs of the patterns she used available if you want to try your hand at making some yourself. It takes a little bit of time and precision to put them together, but it is well worth the effort because the effect is amazing. A batch of these, and a few coffee mugs, and you would have one impressive last minute Christmas gift, too!

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  • Ashley
    December 19, 2009

    Perfect title for this post – they are the cutest ever!!

  • Lesung
    December 22, 2009

    Very creative and cute gingerbread,feels like see real houses on the snow.This will inspired people to try this at home for Christmas!

  • Kikuri
    December 23, 2009

    They are just the cutest thing.

    I’ll see if we can do this for the holidays. Looks like it might take some effort. I think it’s worth the effort though.

    Happy Holidays!

  • dena
    December 24, 2009

    These are really cute! I love ginger, but for some reason absolutely hate gingerbread (go figure!). So I might attempt to make them with chocolate or vanilla cookies instead.

  • 5S
    January 13, 2010

    Another variant uses a boiled dough that can be molded like clay to form inedible statuettes or other decorations. Medieval bakers used carved boards to create elaborate designs.

  • College of golf
    January 26, 2010

    Looks like it might take some effort. I think it’s worth the effort though.

  • DessertForTwo
    December 20, 2013

    Seriously, so cute. But I think I’d have to quit my job in order to make them. maybe next year? 😉

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