10 Gingerbread Houses We Wish We Could Live In, They're Just That Amazing

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Making a holiday gingerbread house is an awesomely fun, yet amazingly tedious process. You have to put up the walls, make sure everything stays together, and decorate the entire house in the name of holiday spirit. You wear all the hats — artist, architect, engineer, designer. And then, in the end, the whole house will look so beautiful you probably won’t want to ruin all your hard work by eating it (or maybe it won't turn out anything like how you expected, and that's just kind of depressing for other reasons). I’ve made gingerbread houses before, and let me tell you — it can be a struggle.

That's not to say you shouldn't at least give it a try! All you need to create your own is an easy recipe, some icing, and gumdrops. And if you want to get really fancy, you can add some sprinkles, marshmallows, and pretzels. This year, let these gingerbread works of art inspire you. They range from modern art deco to sinfully sweet and simple, and though they might look time consuming, the finished product is almost too good to eat. And hey, if all else fails, just make a couple mini gingerbread whoopie pies instead.

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