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
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!
Candy used for the Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House:
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 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.
Gingerbread House Pictures
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