Creations, Gingerbread House Cake

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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Snowflakes and sprinkles, and candy cane Kisses filled the center

 

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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

 

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I opted for peppermint and M & M candy moat

 

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

 

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

 

Gingerbread House Cake

  • Servings: 1 bundt cake
  • Difficulty: easy
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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

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

Candy Melt Wreath

1 cup green candy melts, or white melts and green food coloring

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.

*I used Pepperidge Farm Gingerbread Family cookies

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

 

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for another printable version of Gingerbread House Cake click here

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

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

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  2. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

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

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  3. Mary says:

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Lori Leeper says:

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

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  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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  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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