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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.    (Yes, on occassion we do accept custom design template requests).  Click "Contact Us" in the webpage footer to submit a request for a custom template.


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.


Many of the design elements of this gingerbread house can be elimated or moved, to create a different look.


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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Ivy 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 styles including a Simple Hip roof and bay windows.

  • Size

    Finished size: 14" wide x 17" deep x 13" 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.