These Are the Most Popular Gingerbread House Designs, According to Pinterest

published Dec 4, 2021
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When it comes to festive traditions, building a gingerbread house is up there as one of the top family-friendly holiday activities to do. From classic gingerbread cottages to entire villages and even landmark buildings, there’s ample room to be creative with your construction, given you’ve got enough dough, icing, and gumdrop buttons.

With this in mind, U.K.-based kitchen retail specialists,, have analyzed Pinterest data to reveal the most popular gingerbread house designs in 2021.

Whether you’re after a simple design or would like to construct something a little more intricate, below are the top ten gingerbread house designs, according to Pinterest.

Gingerbread log cabin

29,449 saves

Colorful candy mansion

 26,440 saves

Candylicious gingerbread house

17,839 saves

Aesthetic gingerbread house

 16,484 saves

Snowy gingerbread village

14,462 saves

Tall gingerbread mansion

10,770 saves

Candy cottage

9,955 saves

Detailed gingerbread house

8,900 saves

White Christmas gingerbread house

7,953 saves

Hansel and Gretel gingerbread house

7,042 saves

Once you’ve got your gingerbread house inspiration, Magnet also shared some top tips on how to create the best gingerbread house this holiday season. First, make sure you have all your equipment ready—there’s nothing worse than realizing you have no rolling pin halfway through your bake. Isn’t that right, Kate Hudson?

When it comes to cooking your dough, it’s a good idea to cut out your shapes before putting them in the oven to prevent any cracks and mishaps. For decorations, add these BEFORE you assemble the house. This will ensure all of your candy and shapes are aligned.

For those who don’t fancy baking their own gingerbread, there are plenty of ready-to-build gingerbread kits out there. Walmart carries a bunch of different options, including a charming gingerbread village ($15. 98), a gingerbread doghouse ($4.98), and an Elf on the Shelf gingerbread house ($12.98).