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Spooky Halloween Gingerbread House: Haunted Delight!

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

Gingerbread Architect: Gingerbread-By-Design/Loreta Wilson

Gingerbread Designer: Loreta Wilson

 

Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House

I created this Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House for the 2002 Oregon State Fair, where I took first place! This was the first time I had ever done anything besides a fun and cheery holiday gingerbread house. The state fair contest was sponsored by Brer Rabbit molasses, and cookies had to also be submitted with the entry. When I was dropping off my entry, I realized I forgot my gingerbread cookies in the car!!!!! I had to run all the way across the state fairgrounds to fetch my cookies!


The approximate footprint/size of this house is 9" wide x 10" deep x 10" tall.


This Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House was my first attempt at creating something whimsical with uneven walls, and my first ever gingerbread house where brown and black was the major color theme!



My favorite design aspect of this house is the witch and ghost that are made from store-bought Marzipan.


 

Gingerbread House Special Design Elements

How-To instructions for special design elements can be found on the Gingerbread-By-Design Blog. I used the following special design element for the Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House:

 

Gingerbread House Decorating Candy

Doesn't everybody have a box of left-over candy stored in their closet, at all times? I'm always scoping-out the perfect candy for my next gingerbread creation!



Walls: Brown frosting sprinkled with 7 grain cereal

Roof: Brown Frosting sprinkled with black sanding sugar

Chimney: Candy corn

Porch Roof: Graham Cracker

Front Porch: Graham Cracker

Front Door: Chocolate bar

Door Mat: Chocolate cookie

Front Walkway: Necco candy

Window Shutters: Chocolate wafer cookies

Window Boxes: Mini-Tootsie Rolls

Bushes: Flake cereal and Marshmallows

Ground Cover: Brown frosting, powder unsweetened cocoa

Fence Posts: Black licorice

Headstones: Nutter-Butter cookies

Pumpkins: Pumpkin Peeps

Children: Marzipan and desired food coloring

Food Coloring: Green and Brown

Sanding Sugar: Black

 

Gingerbread House Templates

Download e-Template

Download the e-Template to your electronic device, print on your printer, cut-out the template pieces, cut your pieces from gingerbread dough, bake, and assemble per the instructions provided. All templates are full-size and ready to use. No enlarging required.

Pre-Printed and Shipped Template

Pre-printed templates are also available. These templates are pre-printed for you to then cut-out the template pieces, cut your pieces from gingerbread dough, bake, and assemble per the instructions provided. The pre-printed template packet includes:

  • Template printed on 67lb card stock

  • Supply and Candy List

  • Recipes, including number of batches needed

  • Rolling, Cutting, and Baking instructions

  • Assembly instructions with step-by-step pictures

  • Decorating suggestions, including design elements utilized

  • Ziplock storage bag to store your templates

All templates are full-size and ready to use. No enlarging required.

 

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Gingerbread House Pictures

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