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Gingerbread Haunted Mansion 2003

My Mom loves Halloween, so we took our gingerbread house concept that we usually do at Christmas and did one for October. We used to use a template for these houses but they neverworked quite right. So now I just build my own or cut the walls freeform by hand.

When building a gingerbread house, we try to make everything edible. We usually have a sag problem with the roof in a house this size, so to hold the roof up, we stacked an entire loaf of bread on end and laid the roof on top. I wish I had a picture of it. TOO BAD.

Because my mom is a librarian and she was taking this house to work, I thought the signage was appropriate.

Same color M&M’s make a nice pathway, while candy corn makes a nice pointy fence.

Sunflower seeds make a very creepy archway, the door is made of fruit roll-ups.

See updated 2006 one – here.

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Gingerbread Haunted Mansion 2003



5 Responses to “Gingerbread Haunted Mansion 2003”

  1. [...] 2003 we attempted our first Halloween mansion in gingerbread. Usually we build houses at [...]

  2. [...] October 23, 2008 · No Comments Something about this just tickles my ironic funny bone… the idea of haunted gingerbread houses! I’d be a fun thing to do at a party, and it’s easier to find massive amounts of small candy for cheap this time of year. Plus there is something sexy about the browns of gingerbread decorated with blacks and oranges.  Hit up google image search for some ideas, but I first saw haunted gingerbread mansions here. [...]

  3. Heather says:

    I love your house! I want to build one for our school to raffle off for charity. Would you share your recipe.

  4. This house looks fantastic!
    I am thinking of building a haunted gingerbread house for a party this year. But I’ve never done a gingerbread house in my life. So while doing research, I came across your site. It’s wonderful!!!

  5. LOVE IT! And return them damn books. :)

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