10 Extremely Clever Ideas made with Gingerbread!

Today is National Gingerbread Day!  I found 10 clever ideas made with gingerbread!  Not all of them are houses, but they are all unique enough to make you look twice!


Making gingerbread houses at Christmas is for many, a family tradition. Christmas time is often the time for gingerbread competitions all over the country!  And for those of us who are less talented in the baking department, ready to assemble versions can be bought in stores and online.

Here are a mix of gingerbread houses and gingerbread creations that will blow your mind!

10 unique gingerbread ideas

Mini Gingerbread Houses from Honestly Yum

Did you know? To be considered gingerbread, the recipe must feature ginger as a dominant flavor and use either honey or molasses to add sweetness.

10 unique gingerbread ideas

Gingerbread House Pops from The Decorated Cookie

In Norway, the town of Bergen creates an entire city made from gingerbread houses each year!

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chocolate gingerbread man with candy cane

Chocolate Gingerbread Men with Candy Canes from Evermine Occasions

The world’s largest gingerbread house was built at the Mall of America in Minnesota in 2001 and required 9 days to build.  When finished, it stood 67 feet tall and was decorated with 1,800 Hershey bars, 1,200 feet of Twizzlers, 100 pounds of tootsie rolls, 100 whirly pops and thousands of other pieces of candy.

10 unique gingerbread ideas

Gingerbread House from Butter Hearts Sugar

After the Brothers Grimm published “Hansel and Gretel” in the 19th century, gingerbread houses became very popular in Germany.  It wasn’t long after that the tradition became popular in most parts of the world.

10 unique gingerbread ideas

Eiffel Tower Gingerbread Centerpiece from Haniela’s

Queen Elizabeth I is believed to be responsible for the first gingerbread man!   She had the idea of having gingerbread men made to resemble visiting dignitaries and then presented them to the dignitaries as a gift.

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10 unique gingerbread ideas

Edible Snowglobe from Sandra Mangas

10 unique gingerbread ideas

Gingerbread Cookie Box from Blau Kitchen

10 unique gingerbread ideas

Mini Gingerbread Houses from Judy Moore

10 unique gingerbread ideas

Day of the Dead Gingerbread Man from Cupookie

I don’t even know where to start!  I love these ideas!  Go grab your favorite gingerbread recipe and celebrate your unique talent!

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2 comments… add one
  • Angela December 15, 2016, 1:23 pm

    These are all great ideas! I love the gingerbread man holding a candy cane! 🙂

  • Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess December 14, 2016, 12:38 pm

    Loving all the gingerbread ideas! Thanks for sharing!


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