Fun and creative ways to use gingerbread

by Charlotte Smissen

Fun and creative ways to use gingerbread

In the spirit of the Christmas season, we have put together a list of fun and creative ways for you to use gingerbread! The recipes below include traditional gingerbread bakes, such as cookies and houses, and more unusual gingerbread ideas including a Christmas wreath and and doughnuts. Take a look, and try some out!

Spiced gingerbread men

Credit: The Comfort Kitchen

Spiced Gingerbread man cookies

We begin with a traditional gingerbread bake, one that is sure to go down well with your family and friends, and will leave you wanting more. This recipe makes 24 cute and festive gingerbread men and is super easy to follow. Decorate these gingerbread men as above, or flip them upside down and decorate as gingerbread reindeers! 


Gingerbread houses

(We have 3 to show you!!!)

1 - Delicious and Vegan

Credit: The Little Blog of Vegan

Vegan gingerbread house

Is it even Christmas if you don't make, assemble or decorate a gingerbread house? These adorable, tasty vegan and gluten-free gingerbread houses are easy to create as only 4 ingredients are needed. The preparation and baking time for the gingerbread is just 15 minutes, and then you can spend however long you like to decorate. We think you'll agree that these are two of the cutest gingerbread houses ever made.


2 - Pretty and pink

Credit: Sweetie Darling Cakes

gingerbread house pink

Yes, another gingerbread house! We believe this pink house is too beautiful not to share. The stars on the roof add to the Christmas vibe and it is beautifully decorated with Baking Time Club's Baby Shower and Snowy Morning Sprinkles. Not sure if we want to eat it or live in it...


3 - Next Level

Credit: Emrys Architects

Gingerbread house meringue towers

This gingerbread city created by Emrys Architects for a Museum of Architecture event is pretty incredible. The towers are topped with colourful meringue by the Meringue Girls. This is gingerbread goals!


Gingerbread cake with brandy butter frosting

Credit: The Kate Tin

Gingerbread cake with brandy butter frosting

This stunning gingerbread flavoured cake with a fancy brandy butter frosting AND festive gingerbread cookie decoration is the epitome of Christmas. This recipe serves 12, uses mainly common ingredients and will definitely win you the family Christmas bake off!


Vegan gingerbread latte cupcakes

Credit: The Little Blog of Vegan

Gingerbread latte cupcakes

This recipe makes 10 of the cutest and tastiest gingerbread latte cupcakes ever. They are an easy bake and in total, take less than an hour. Give them a go if you love gingerbread, coffee or even if you want to feel a bit more Christmassy! Oh, and they are vegan!


Vegan and GF gingerbread doughnuts

Credit: Nadia's Healthy Kitchen

Vegan gingerbread doughnuts

Yes, you read it right. These gingerbread doughnuts are both vegan and gluten-free! In addition, this recipe also means you can create beautiful and delicious doughnuts that are not fried and which are much lower in sugar. Super Christmassy AND a healthy alternative.


Gingerbread Christmas wreath

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Gingerbread wreath

The crunchy gingerbread and beautifully decorated red and white stars make this recipe perfect for any Christmas centrepiece. Not only does the wreath look incredible, it also tastes delicious and nobody will be able to resist a bite. This recipe serves 12 and takes around 2 hours to make.


For more delicious and creative gingerbread recipes, take a look at our Pinterest board HERE 

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