Crazy gingerbread houses

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image from: www.theredheadbaker.com

Tis the season.

For some insanely intricate gingerbread houses!

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image from: www.diynetwork.com

My kids and I attempted one this year:

Gingerbread house kit for kids

Out little pre-cut kit from Wal-Mart is downright embarrassing compared to the artistry and originality that some folks put into their gingerbread houses.

You have your serious contenders:

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image from: www.thevocalsokol.com

image from: www.amusingfun.com

image from: www.amusingfun.com

And your whimsical ones:

image from: www.thecoersfamily.com

image from: www.thecoersfamily.com

image from: http://redtri.com/crazy-awesome-gingerbread-house

image from: http://redtri.com/crazy-awesome-gingerbread-house

Movie-themed houses:

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image from: www.ifitshipitshere.com

image from: www.berries.com

image from: www.berries.com

And of course, the religious themed ones:

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image from: oly-lely.livejournal.com

gingerbread church

When it comes to gingerbread houses, the creativity is astounding.

Like this amazing tea-pot gingerbread house featured in Good House Keeping:

image from: www.goodhousekeeping.com

image from: www.goodhousekeeping.com

The beach cabana vignette (below) took 1st place in the Youth Category at the National Gingerbread House Competition:

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image from: blog.etsy.com

What youth, pray tell, has the patience, skill, and manual dexterity to sit there and construct such a thing?

Personally, I tend to gravitate toward the old-time houses:

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image from: thedcam.com

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image from: lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

image from: meetcityisland.com

image from: meetcityisland.com

But it’s hard not to smile at some of the low-brow humor houses:

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image from: plus.google.com

Gingerbread crack house:

gingerbread crack house

Of all the gingerbread houses I have seen, however, I think this little one of levity is my favorite:

image from: www.thisoldhouse.com

image from: www.thisoldhouse.com

Peace!   :)

 

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