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Gingerbread House – Log Cabin Style

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Lizzy and I spent the evening making this gingerbread house log cabin.

gingerbread log cabin

They have a gingerbread display at school, and of course tomorrow is the deadline. I wouldn’t want to take my time, plan, that would be too easy.

gingerbread log cabin w/ chimney

We started with a kit and embellished (and embellished and embellished). I need to remind myself (often) that ‘less is more’. OH WELL!

We built the chimney out of Honey Maid Graham Crackers and white chocolate, the bricks are Nabisco Shreddies and just like last year our roof shingles are Frosted Mini Wheats.

Are you making a gingerbread house this year? If you have … share a photo with us (leave the a link in the comments or email it to me and I’ll share it for you).

MK xo
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54 comments… add one

  • Gayle Broks December 10, 2009, 10:28 pm

    Fantastic job. Lizzy is sure to win the contest.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:28 pm

    @Gayle Broks, Thanks! She is keeping her fingers x’d.

  • Madeline December 11, 2009, 12:11 am

    Oh. my. you always come up with the cutest stuff. This is no exception.

    I definitely won’t be attempting gingerbread houses this year. Levi would just eat everything before we put it together. Maybe next year.
    .-= Madeline´s last blog ..Thank You =-.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:27 pm

    @Madeline, Thanks! No gingerbread houses for Levi (yet), he’d probably want to sleep with it!!

  • Madeline December 14, 2009, 8:23 am

    Ha! Ain’t that the truth!

  • Angella December 11, 2009, 9:42 am

    We have a kit and still need to do it…
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Lucky Number 7(D) =-.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:27 pm

    @Angella, I’m hoping you’ll post photos! Have fun :)

  • Liz@thisfullhouse December 11, 2009, 10:45 am

    I know that I have said this to you on many occasions (to your face, too) DANG, but I covet your camera. Oh, and your kitchen skillz. Aaaaand, well, will you adopt me?
    .-= Liz@thisfullhouse´s last blog ..The Littlest Elf That Could, Fo’Shizzle! =-.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:26 pm

    @Liz@thisfullhouse, Yes, I’d love to adopt you.

    I don’t understand http://nikon.com … you really need to give Liz a D90 (even a D40) for her fabulous blog!

  • Broke But Still Drinking December 11, 2009, 1:28 pm

    With someone like me as a brother the house wouldn’t make it until morning.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:25 pm

    @Broke But Still Drinking, I know … you’re trouble ;)

  • ashpags December 11, 2009, 8:00 pm

    Mmm it looks delicious! And I love the set-up of the photos…the Christmas tree light bokeh in the background is fab!

    RE: your comment: Yeah, the colors of the yarn aren’t quite as bright IRL as in the second pic, but I agree with you — I like the second pic better!
    .-= ashpags´s last blog ..Lens Love =-.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:25 pm

    @ashpags, Thank you!

    Hey! You’re famous –> http://thepioneerwoman.com/blog/2009/12/houston_babiesand_other_matters/

    Love your mention over at The Pioneer Woman :)

  • ashpags December 14, 2009, 8:05 am

    @MommyKnows, Hehe, I don’t know about famous, but yep, that’s me! I was so excited to finally meet her, and can’t believe I made it on the blog! =)
    .-= ashpags´s last blog ..Lens Love =-.

  • Nikki December 11, 2009, 8:49 pm

    MK and Lizzie: Nice work. I’d personally start with eating the roof. No kidlets in our house so no house building for us…off to wrap some presents.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:24 pm

    @Nikki, Thanks Nik! I’m not crazy about any of the candy. I do like mini-wheats though.

  • Amy J in SC December 11, 2009, 9:23 pm

    Beautiful job.

    Beautiful bokeh too.
    .-= Amy J in SC´s last blog ..Carrie’s Christmas Cookies =-.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:21 pm

    @Amy J in SC, I liked the bokeh too. My part of the world is terrible for light at this time of the year. At least we can enjoy the Christmas light bokeh!

  • Betty December 11, 2009, 9:26 pm

    Wow great job!!

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:20 pm

    @Betty, Thank you!

  • Chris | Dads Advice December 11, 2009, 10:25 pm

    Wow, that looks amazing! Looks too good to eat.
    .-= Chris | Dads Advice´s last blog ..Dad Advice: Baby Necessities =-.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:19 pm

    @Chris | Dads Advice, Thanks! The kids are dying to dig into it. I am happy we had to send it to school for the display.

  • Jo December 12, 2009, 10:42 am

    Too cute!! Are the logs Pirolines? Looks fantastic.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:19 pm

    @Jo, They aren’t Pirolines, some other candy I found at Safeway. I’d tell you what, but I am too lazy to get off the couch and look :)

    Come and visit!

  • Sheri December 12, 2009, 12:31 pm

    That is a great gingerbread house. My daughter is a little too young for that activity (18 months) and I can’t wait to be able to do it.

    Happy Holidays
    .-= Sheri´s last blog ..Zen Baby DVD Winner =-.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:18 pm

    @Sheri, Thanks and happy holidays to you too!

  • Jodi Renshaw December 12, 2009, 1:31 pm

    Ok … this gingerbread house … coupled with your Marie Antoinette Halloween costume SOOOO qualifies you for Mother-of-the-Year. You have my vote!

    xoxo
    Jodi
    .-= Jodi Renshaw´s last blog ..Please Help Make My Christmas Wish Come True. =-.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:17 pm

    @Jodi Renshaw, I am far from MOTY … FAR FAR FAR!

    You haven’t seen my laundry room. The mess around here is gross.

    Thanks anyway :) I can always pretend and this helps ;)

    xo Kim

  • Julie @ littlefornow December 12, 2009, 5:42 pm

    That is sooo cute. I’ve done a brownstone with chocolate grahm crackers before, but this is adorable. I want to make this when my stepdaughter is in town for Christmas. The baby is just too young to enjoy it.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:16 pm

    @Julie @ littlefornow, Thank you. I’m glad you stopped by.

  • Hannah December 12, 2009, 10:41 pm

    Beautiful!!!!! It’s just stunning!
    I really wanted to buy a gingerbread house kit but they are kind of hard to find here, I’ve only seen them in a couple of stores (probably because it’s traditionally a North American thing to do at Christmas time). I could make my own gingerbread, I suppose!!!
    .-= Hannah´s last blog ..Thoughts =-.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:15 pm

    @Hannah, Thank you! They are really inexpensive here, just $9.

    You can’t beat that!

  • Carey December 13, 2009, 6:57 am

    You house came out nice. Love the twinkling lights in the back.
    .-= Carey´s last blog ..YoPlus Light yogurt Giveaway =-.

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:14 pm

    @Carey, Thank you :)

  • Alina December 13, 2009, 10:10 am

    Woooow! How cute!! The chimney is cool, quite realistic :) and I love those Christmas lights in the background ^_^

  • MommyKnows December 13, 2009, 10:14 pm

    @Alina, Thanks! I love your website and photography. Everyone should head over to your blog http://russianseason.net and check it out.

  • Amber's Crazy Bloggin' Canuck December 13, 2009, 1:48 pm

    Here’s one thing THIS Mommy Knows: those gingerbread houses are WAAAAAAAY too high-maintenance for this mama. :-)
    .-= Amber’s Crazy Bloggin’ Canuck´s last blog ..Happy Birthday to the Lord of the Gourds! =-.

  • Sarah Mae December 14, 2009, 6:04 pm

    So yummy and pretty…but what are the “logs?”

  • MommyKnows December 14, 2009, 6:46 pm

    @Sarah Mae, The logs are Rondoletti cafe style cream wafers. I bought them at Safeway.

  • Karyn December 16, 2009, 9:26 am

    wow. everytime I come back to your site it gets cooler and cooler. however, it’s making me hungry and i’m back on WW for the holidays. dangerously delicious gingerbread house you’ve got there. I love constructing things with food. =)

  • Randi December 17, 2009, 7:04 am

    Now THAT’S a gingerbread house!!! Beautiful!

  • Drill December 19, 2009, 11:38 am

    Hey – i like the way they did the log walls on the gingerbread house. My family makes they every year and they can get pretty elaborate. But no one in my clan had thought of that type of outer wall.

    What is nice is to get coconut and mix it with the icing sugar and make snow men. What is also nice is to put a bit of blue colour into watery icing sugar and make a skating rink out site the house and to stack up pieces of pretzel to make a fire.

  • MaryKelly February 6, 2010, 5:01 pm

    Well looking at that just makes me feel so inadequate! I am utterly useless in the creative department so I totally take my hat off to you. My kids are always embarrassed by my efforts. My ‘snowscene’ christmas cake is the stuff of legend.

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  • chimney cleaning supplies April 3, 2010, 12:43 pm

    Now thats very cute its looking great on cards for at lest now.

  • Photography Instructions April 19, 2010, 2:55 am

    You and you’re kid is so creative.Gingerbread log cabin is beautiful.

  • Ricardo Holdiness May 20, 2010, 7:52 am

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  • Julia November 19, 2011, 10:12 pm

    Yes, that was my question! Cinnamon sticks?

  • MommyKnows November 28, 2011, 2:45 pm
  • MommyKnows November 30, 2011, 11:14 am

    Not cinnamon sticks but Rondolettie cafe style cookies. I bought them in Safeway.

  • Eran October 8, 2012, 2:26 am

    I love the photos of the ginger bread house. Great photos!

  • Economy Floor Sanding Brisbane February 2, 2013, 8:44 pm

    The best part about gingerbread houses is when you come home from a hard days work at the end of the day, your gingerbread house’s bathroom doesn’t need renovating, or the kitchen cupboard door isn’t hanging off – All you need to do is bite it with a hot cup of coffee!
    aaaaah…

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  • Evelyn Garrett December 12, 2013, 1:33 am

    Christopher, who is six, and I, his ‘Muu-maw’, went to a small county library where they allowed us, for only $3.00, to create our own gingerbread houses. Saturday we decorated and ‘glued’ the walls to a small sheetboard, and Sunday afternoon we decorated and ‘glued’ on the roof and chimney. We had such a wonderful time.

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