My Gingerbread house 2009

This year I wanted to make my Gingerbread house a little more “simple”, only decorating it with white royal icing. I have used different styles of piping details inspired by the Gingerbread houses from Martha Stewart. It is very Scandinavian, I think 😉

Like last year, I have added electric lights inside the house and I think it looks so charming when the lights burst out through the windows. I always give the Gingerbread house to my MIL and she only just threw out, last years gingerbread house a couple of month ago. So I am a bit excited, to see how long she will keep this one 🙂

Happy Caking and Merry Christmas to all of you!



  1. says

    Natalie: Please look here: The next one is a really great dvd that will help you:

    Alice: What you do is have a little water and a little paint brush ready when you pipe dots. When you have piped 4-5 dots take your slightly dampen brush and carefully press down the “tail” Dont make more than 4-5 dots at a time because as the RI dries it is harder to do it nicely.

    Naomi: Ohh that is a pretty GB. I just cant work out the chimney part. So thats why my GB houses never has a chimney.

  2. Florence D'Ascoli says

    Fist at all. I hope you had a Happy Christmass and I wish you peace, health, happiness and prosperity to you and your love ones for the next 2010.
    I love the way you did this gingerbread house, simple and glamorous. I will copy it.
    Warm grettings from our warm Venezuela

  3. Florence D'Ascoli says

    First at all… I hope you had a happy Christmass and I wish you peace, health and prosperity to you and your love ones. Warm wishes from our warm Venezuela.

  4. Alice says

    Wow, that looks amazing! I have a problem with my own royal icing dots though, I can’t seem to make them without the little spiky “tail” coming off. How do you make yours so nice and rounded?

  5. Priscilla Chuo says

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here’s wishing you a great year ahead!!

    Keep up your wonderful work!


  6. says

    Happy Holidays and New Year!

    Could I ask you about tiered cakes? How do you stack them on top of each other without getting them to crack or ‘sink’

  7. Nathalie says

    Merry Christmas 🙂

    I really love your work and i hope that you’ll continue on with the execellt work couse it’s really inspiering 🙂

    So i was wondering if you have any tips on good baking supplies shops in London?? (i already know about Jane Asher and Sugarshack)

    xoxo Nathalie

  8. says

    Your gingerbread is SO cute! I love the all white icing. You should stop by and see the cookies I made for the cookie party I had. You will be able to appreciate them. Have a great Holiday season!

  9. Heather says

    I love your gingerbread house. So simple and not covered with those weird neon candies that come in the kits. Your house puts mine to shame. Mine has no windows (the icing hardened to fast) so I named it my gingerbread shed.
    I’m definitely going to keep your style in mind for next year.
    Merry Christmas!

  10. says

    I love the all-white icing! I never would have thought to do a gingerbread house without lots of candy decorations, but this looks so pretty!

  11. doris says

    It’s beautiful, Louise. Thank you for all your great ideas and for all your teachings. I saw Martha Stewart had a gingerbread cake house this year in her Holiday Sweets issue and I was very excited. Maybe I’ll attempt that since I think it will be harder for me to put all those walls and roof together in a real gingerbread house. Lights inside! I’m sure the little ones will be excited.

  12. says

    How pretty and so simple! I had my first try at making one this year and it wasmuch harder than I thought! I did find that I could cover up and hide a lot of faults with candy and icing!

  13. Veron says

    very nice Louise and may I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Joyous Christmas and a Very Happy New Year and thanking you in sharing a wonderful website

  14. Karen says

    Simply adorable! Merry Christmas to you and your family too. I really enjoy all your creativity and the time it takes to share with all of us!

  15. paula says

    dear louise,
    have a very happy christmas and all the best for the new year!!!!!!
    love your little house…..
    gr paula

  16. Amelia Blakeborough says

    Oooo aren’t you a clever girl… looks really gorgeous. Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing xxx

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