What’s up with gingerbread houses in 2012? Plenty, it seems.
Gingerbread houses have gone green and sustainable, mid-century modern, and gluten-free. They’re big enough to walk through and small enough to dangle on the rim of a mug of cocoa. And we’ve finally had enough of gingerbread houses made of cupcakes.
Here’s a sampling of what’s online this holiday season:
Learn how to make a gingerbread house with a YouTube cooking lesson.
Visit our nation’s official gingerbread White House during the month of December at ObamaFoodorama.
View a time-lapse video of the construction of a life-sized gingerbread house (that’s 600 pounds of powdered sugar you’re watching!).
Peruse the gingerbread house picture gallery or upload a photo of your own creation at the Pinterest board for Gingerbread House Heaven.
Enter a gingerbread house-building contest. A national competition is held annually in Asheville, NC, but there are plenty of local events for both amateur and professional bakers.
Order a gingerbread replica of your home from custom baker Rebecca Russell.
Disneyland always pulls out the stops for its life-size gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. This year’s house is based on the Haunted Mansion from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and features a special-effects laden see-through ghost train that travels around the base of the house while ghosts chase a gingerbread man on a push car.
Choose between an A-frame, a Colonial, or a Saltbox with gingerbread house blueprints from BobVila.com.
Shop for kits, pans, and decorating tools at the Wilton Christmas Gingerbread Shop.
Play the online Home Sweet Home and decorate a virtual gingerbread house.