Creations, Gingerbread House Cake

Gingerbread is the December flavor of the month, and it has inspired several creations!


I made a fun little cake a few days ago, and decorated it like it was a gingerbread house


With a green wreath “roof”, gummy Christmas trees and bushes…


The boys got home from school just in time to add some icing to the gingerbread men cookies


I told Super Boy and Big E that I was trying out the gingerbread house decorating supplies


You know, because I wanted my own gingerbread house to decorate  to make sure they would work on their gingerbread houses…


Bake your favorite white or vanilla cake in a bundt pan, it’s all about the decorations!


Mix the batter, divide it in half and color half with red food coloring.  Gel coloring works best, but I ran out and could only achieve a deep pink


Alternate spoonfuls of colored batters in pan and it will bake up into a marbled like cake


A green wreath “roof” made with candy melts went on top of the cooled cake


Snowflakes and sprinkles, and candy cane Kisses filled the center


I used prepared tube icing to trim & secure the gingerbread cookies and to make “snow” dots on the cake

I wanted to “landscape” the cake with a yard of coconut flake “snow” but since it rarely snows around here


I opted for peppermint and M & M candy moat


So if you don’t want to make a gingerbread house


Make an easy gingerbread house cake, it’s so much fun to decorate!

Gingerbread House Cake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Decorating Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Bundt pan



  • 1 box vanilla or white cake mix*
  • *Amp up mix with an extra egg
  • substitute real butter for oil or add sour cream if desired

Candy Melt Wreath

  • gingerbread men* & assorted candies for decorating
  • Candy Melt Wreath
  • 1 cup green candy melts or white melts and green food coloring


  • Combine cake mix with other ingredients in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.  Beat until smooth.  Divide batter in half.  Mix half of batter with red food coloring until desired shade is reached.  With a large spoon, drop batter into well greased bundt pan, alternating colors.  Bake until cake is done, following directions on cake mix box.
  • Let cake cool completely before removing from pan and decorating
  • Heat candy melts in measuring cup in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.  Drop spoonfuls around top of cake and pull candy into points to look like a wreath.  Decorate with sprinkles before it sets.
  • Add cookies, trimming with white tube icing {Betty Crocker} if desired and use icing to secure cookies to cake.
  • Squirt icing around the base of cake and add gumdrop trees, and Dot candy bushes.
  • Make a moat of peppermints and M & Ms, or surround your candy house with coconut “snow”
  • Fill cake center with candy cane Hershey’s kisses if desired


*I used Pepperidge Farm Gingerbread Family cookies
Keyword Christmas cake, Christmas dessert, easy cake, Gingerbread decorated cake, Holiday Bundt cake

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14 Responses to “Creations, Gingerbread House Cake”
  1. Jodi says:

    So cute! I have a sugar high just looking at it! LOL!

  2. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    A peppermint moat is what every good cake needs to be fun as well as tasty!

  3. Mary says:

    Adorable gingerbread house cake Jenna! Love the candy moat and the twinkle of the lights on your tree in the background 🙂

  4. Jenna, what a cute idea and so much easier…can’t wait to do fun things with my little granddaughter!

  5. This is really cute, Jenna — and yes, ten thousand times easier!

  6. I know those boys were thrilled when they came home from school! I would have been 🙂

  7. How sweet is that cake? Love the cherry bright colors. You always amaze me Jenna.

  8. Lori Leeper says:

    Omg! This is too cute!! How fun and easy! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! 🙂

  9. JESS44903 says:

    Oh wow! How cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. Helen Adams says:

    What a precious cake, we would love this for the special day! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a wonderful week and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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