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Ivy Gingerbread House: A Delightful Creation!

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

Gingerbread Architect: Gingerbread-By-Design/Loreta Wilson

Gingerbread Designer: Loreta Wilson

 

Ivy Gingerbread House

The Ivy Gingerbread House, inspired by a real house somewhere on the east coast, started as a custom template request and has become a favorite for many.


Ivy Gingerbread House - the real house and template build

The approximate footprint/size of this house is 14" wide x 17" deep x 13" tall.


My gingerbread-friend Joanie Jenkins was the first to build and decorate this gingerbread house, and she was gracious enough to share her photos from start to finish!



 

Gingerbread House Architectural Style

The Architectural inspiration for this gingerbread house is the American Vernacular style home. The roof is a simple hip design with two gabled wings, and a shed style roof on the backside. The house includes a large chimney on the exterior wall and a large porch.

 

Gingerbread House Special Design Elements

How-To instructions for special design elements can be found on the Gingerbread-By-Design Blog.

 

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 suggestions include:

· Gum Drops

· M&M’s

· Hershey Kisses

· Small Candy Canes

· Sprinkles

· Peppermints

· Sweet Tarts

· Red/Green Sour Tape

· Chocolate Pretzels

· Licorice

· Cereal

· Chocolate Bars

· Mini Cookies

· Tootsie Rolls

· Necco Wafers

· Jelly Beans

· Mini-Marshmallows

· Red Hots

· Smarties

· Skittles

· Teddy Grahams

 

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.


 

Gingerbread-By-Design provides The Best Gingerbread Templates! View the entire collection here!

 

Gingerbread House Pictures

More pictures of the Ivy gingerbread house are available at these locations:


Did you make the Ivy gingerbread house and want to share your pictures? Click here to upload your pictures to be added to the Gingerbread-By-Design Photo Album!

 

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