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Heidi's Haunted Gingerbread House came to be when a friend of mine (Heidi) tagged me on this picture on Social Media... claiming this house would make a fantastic haunted gingerbread house. I couldn't agree more! So off I went to create the template for this awesome dilapidated, probably haunted, soon to be covered in!


The best design element of this gingerbread house is the tower!  Add fun striking candy to make this an eye-popping halloween or holiday gingerbread house.


I later learned that this Italianate house was built in 1880 by Franklin W. Knox who was a lawyer located in Coudersport, PA.  This was formally known as the Old Hickory. 


All gingerbread house templates are full-size and ready to use. No enlarging or tracing required.


This gingerbread house paper template is pre-printed and shipped to you.  You cut-out the paper template pieces, cut pieces from your gingerbread dough, and assemble per the instructions provided. This pre-printed template does NOT include baked gingerbread pieces or candy.


This gingerbread house template is also available for purchase as an e-Template download. Visit our template store at for more information.


The pre-printed  paper template package includes:

  • Gingerbread House Template printed on 67lb card stock (full-size, no enlarging or tracing required)

  • Supply and Candy List

  • Recipes, including how many batches of dough is required for this design.

  • Rolling, Cutting, and Baking instructions

  • Assembly instructions

  • Decorating suggestions

  • Handy ziplock storage bag to store your templates


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Heidi's Gingerbread House Template

  • Architect and Designer

    Gingerbread Architect: Gingerbread-By-Design

    Gingerbread Designer: Loreta Wilson

  • Skill Level

    Skill level for this house is Advanced due to the multiple roof ridges, tower, and bay windows.

  • Size

    Finished size: 14" wide x 15" deep x 16" tall.   This does not include the base measurements.

  • Return Policy

    Pre-printed gingerbread templates may be returned for a full refund if the paper pieces have not been cut-out yet.  If the pre-printed gingerbread paper template pieces have been cut-out, the template cannot be returned for a refund.

  • Electronic Download

    This template is also available for puchase as an e-Template download.

    Download the .pdf e-Template to your electronic device, print on your printer, cut-out the paper template pieces, cut pieces from your gingerbread dough, and assemble per the instructions provided.