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'Tis that time of year to bake some delicious gingerbread! Before you pull out the gum drops and candy canes to make a ho hum traditional gingerbread house, why not mix it up a bit? Let’s think outside the box and go big this year! What better way than recreating your favorite fictional house out of gingerbread? 

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The Warren Hotel from the Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye

How about a spooky gingerbread hotel? We know a perfect gothic hotel you can make! The Warren Hotel from Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye has a lot of ptential to be an epic gingerbread house. You’ll need a lot of gingerbread to build the eight-story tall monstrous hotel, and plenty of icing! Decorations could include candy ravens and maybe a child-size gumdrop bellhop.

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The Magic Pumpkin Food Truck from Geekerella

Who said gingerbread had to be of a house? Especially when you can have something with wheels instead, like the Magic Pumpkin food truck from Geekerella! With a dash of pumpkin spice, you can make this snack on wheels as nerdy as you want. Extra points if you make it vegan! You’ll also need plenty of geeky trivia and a pinch of love.

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Bly Manor from The Haunting of Bly Manor

Why not make a classy gingerbread mansion? The stately Bly Manor from The Haunting of Bly Manor would make a real showstopper. Lots of details could be added, such as the stain glass windows made with melted sugar, and don’t forget to add a few candy ghosts wandering the yard. Add some peppermint bark to add hints of red. No one will be sneaking a bite out of this eerie gingerbread!

 

 

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Villa Villekulla from Pippi Longstocking

How about making a gingerbread with an explosion of color? Villa Villekulla is the fictional home of the precarious young girl, Pippi Longstocking. Besides the crazy color combinations you can make, there’s also fun flavors to play with! Make the gingerbread banana flavor in honor of Mr. Nilson, Pippi’s pet monkey. Honestly, there are no rules when it comes to making your gingerbread villa, and that’s how Pippi would have wanted it.


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Sandra Woolf lives in the PNW where she haunts bookshops and library sales. Freelancer by day, horror movie lover by night. Writing inquires can go to what lovely books at gmail or just to ask her how her hairy is so bouncy.