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16 Gingerbread House Ideas That Will Have You Scrambling For Icing

12/05/2014 12:50 EST | Updated 12/11/2014 01:59 EST
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You may have been decorating gingerbread houses for decades, but that doesn't mean you couldn't use a new trick or two this year.

Thanks to the creative souls posting shots of their sugar-and-molasses architecture on Instagram and Twitter, we're able to check out some of the most brilliant creations anywhere in the world.

Whether you're crafting from a kit or homemade (if you're looking for a recipe, we like this classic from Food.com), very few holiday activities beat making a gingerbread house alongside friends or family. And if you decide to turn it into a competition, we don't blame you — and we promise never to tell you got your ideas here.




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