Gingerbread House – Log Cabin Style

Published by on

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
If you’ve enjoyed this post, please subscribe to my feed.


Gayle Broks · December 10, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Fantastic job. Lizzy is sure to win the contest.

Madeline · December 11, 2009 at 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 at 10:27 pm

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

      Madeline · December 14, 2009 at 8:23 am

      Ha! Ain’t that the truth!

Angella · December 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

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

Liz@thisfullhouse · December 11, 2009 at 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! =-.

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

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

ashpags · December 11, 2009 at 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 =-.

Nikki · December 11, 2009 at 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 at 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 at 9:23 pm

Beautiful job.

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

    MommyKnows · December 13, 2009 at 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 at 9:26 pm

Wow great job!!

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

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

Jo · December 12, 2009 at 10:42 am

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

    MommyKnows · December 13, 2009 at 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 at 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 =-.

Jodi Renshaw · December 12, 2009 at 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!

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

    MommyKnows · December 13, 2009 at 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 at 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.

Hannah · December 12, 2009 at 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 at 10:15 pm

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

    You can’t beat that!

Carey · December 13, 2009 at 6:57 am

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

Alina · December 13, 2009 at 10:10 am

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

Amber's Crazy Bloggin' Canuck · December 13, 2009 at 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 at 6:04 pm

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

    MommyKnows · December 14, 2009 at 6:46 pm

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

Karyn · December 16, 2009 at 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 at 7:04 am

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

Drill · December 19, 2009 at 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 at 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.

Matthew T. Snyder · March 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm

The acai berry serves as the very best complete body cleansing and detoxifying agent available, even promoting increased bodily energy levels as it purifies.

chimney cleaning supplies · April 3, 2010 at 12:43 pm

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

Photography Instructions · April 19, 2010 at 2:55 am

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

Ricardo Holdiness · May 20, 2010 at 7:52 am

Super-Duper web site! I am loving it!!?! Will come back once more – taking you feeds also, Thanks.

Julia · November 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Yes, that was my question! Cinnamon sticks?

MommyKnows · November 30, 2011 at 11:14 am

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

Eran · October 8, 2012 at 2:26 am

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

Economy Floor Sanding Brisbane · February 2, 2013 at 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!

cellar craft wine kit reviews · April 17, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Hey, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet
Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to
give you a quick heads up! Other then that, great blog!

Evelyn Garrett · December 12, 2013 at 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.

mommyknows · December 10, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Gingerbread House – Log Cabin Style — What do you think?

Margaret Vincent · December 10, 2009 at 9:55 pm

EAT. HOUSE. NOM. RT @mommyknows: Gingerbread House – Log Cabin Style — What do you think?

mommyknows · December 12, 2009 at 12:42 pm

@toddgaston Love it! Wish we could enter our gingerbread log cabin –>

Tweets that mention Gingerbread House – Log Cabin Style | mommyknows - a mommy blog -- · December 12, 2009 at 12:42 pm

[…] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Margaret Vincent and mommyknows, mommyknows. mommyknows said: Gingerbread House – Log Cabin Style — What do you think? […]

Jodi Renshaw · December 12, 2009 at 1:32 pm

RT @mommyknows: Gingerbread House – Log Cabin Style | mommyknows – a mommy blog

Ernesta Rossi · December 13, 2009 at 9:44 am

Cool gingerbread house for the holidays: @mommyknows

Tricia Marie · December 21, 2009 at 7:13 am

Gingerbread House – Log Cabin Style | mommyknows – a mommy blog

Gingerbread Houses 101 · December 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm

[…] of Hot Tamales cinnamon candies and frosting. It’s easy … or if you prefer you can use graham wafers and cereal like we did last […]

Favorite Gingerbread Houses | · October 6, 2012 at 5:46 pm

[…] a graham cracker chimney and roof shingles made of Frosted Mini Wheats, mommyknows‘s log cabin seems like the perfect winter […]

Leave a Reply