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a tiny gingerbread house that perches on the edge of your mug

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

I made tiny gingerbread houses that are meant to be perched on the edge of a mug of hot chocolate.

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

I had been thinking about those sugar cubes that hook on the rim of a teacup earlier this month, and I was also thinking about 3-D cookies and how they fit together and figured it would be pretty neat to make cookies that hang on the edge of a mug. I thought I was being so brilliant but it only took a few seconds to discover that a flat cookie on the edge of a mug has already been done. So I started wondering what else I could do. At the time I was making a bunch of gingerbread recipes trying to find one that would hold up for my partridge in a pear tree cookie, so a gingerbread house was on my mind.

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

I made a few versions to figure out how to make one that wasn’t so top heavy that it would flip off the mug, and how small I could get away with and still fit on both large and small cups. I generally followed the size of my The Mini Gingerbread House Kit (though, those pieces don’t fit together as nicely as I’d have liked).

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

I’ve made a PDF pattern of gingerbread house pieces which you can open or download right here. My only instruction is that you should make sure that the wall pieces are to be sandwiched on the inside of the door pieces, that way the roof fits on properly. I included two door pieces you can choose from, one at 3/8ths inch wide and one at 1/2 inch wide. I found that a 3/8ths inch door, or slot, fits most mugs but the 1/2 can be used for your really big and heavy mugs. I traced the pieces onto this template page at 9:54 in the evening, please forgive the sloppiness but I’m getting tired, let’s just call the untidy lines charming.

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

I used the Gingerbread Snowflake and the Royal Icing recipes from

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

I rolled it out onto a sheet of tin foil at 1/8th inch thick. I skipped a silicone mat because I use a paring knife for the corner details and didn’t want to accidentally cut down to the layers of glass fibers, and after some trial I found that parchment paper will warp after being chilled and then stuck in an oven which can distort some shapes.

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

I used a dull sewing pattern roller (like a small pizza cutter) to go around most sides. You can do all of one side than turn the entire sheet of tin foil 90 degrees to do all of the next side, this makes the process go a bit faster. Try to fit all the pieces for each individual house in the same batch, I found my batches browned differently from each other. Lift the excess dough up from the tin foil, not moving your cut out shapes at all, this will help them keep their shape. Then slide the tin foil sheet onto a cookie sheet and put both in the freezer for about 15 minutes, you want the dough really well chilled before baking.

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

I used a (well cleaned) flat head screwdriver to get in the detail around the doors, then a paring knife to make sure the corners are cut cleanly.

Here are some tips, most of these are in the recipe but I don’t want you to overlook them:

  • After making it divide the dough into thirds (I made half a recipe) wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least an hour, preferably overnight. Make the royal icing while it’s chilling, you’ll need it before you make all the gingerbread you are planning on.
  • Roll the dough out to 1/8th of an inch. It seems impossibly thin but you be cutting the shapes and pulling the excess dough from around them so your pieces won’t be too disturbed. Feel free to nudge your shapes back into squares before chilling them again.
  • Preheat the oven, roll the dough out on tin foil, cut your shapes and lift off the excess dough, slide the tin foil onto your cookie sheet, now put the cookie sheet into the freezer for at least 15 minutes before baking. This will keep the gingerbread from spreading too much.
  • Make a single test house with your chosen door width. This sounds like a pita, and it will be, but it will be far less trouble than the frustration of finding none of your finished houses fit on mugs. Knowing now that you need to cut a wider door is worth it.
  • I found that dough chilled for only an hour puffed up quite a bit, but didn’t necessarily spread if the cut out shapes were chilled in the freezer. Dough that had been in the fridge overnight, or even the second day (it’ll keep for a few days) puffed up quite a bit less, perhaps because the baking powder had lost it’s mojo by this time?
  • If you suspect your intended mugs are thicker and sturdier than usual grab some cardstock or a magazine insert and cut a few different slots — 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch wide, about two inches deep (or tall). The one that slides easily onto the edge of you mug and even has a little wiggle room is the width you want for your door.
  • If your gingerbread should spread and the doors look too narrow to you, you can trim them when the gingerbread is just out of the oven before it sets and cools too much. I suggest a paring knife and trimming just a bit from either side of the door.

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

I decided to only decorate the roofs for now. I might make these again next year and get more detailed with the decorations. I used a variety of sugars and sprinkles. One note, I discovered that candy cane dust will stick together so well that it will not show any piping detail beneath it. I liked the way regular sanding sugar made the roof sparkle a bit, though I couldn’t capture the cuteness in my pictures.

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

Don’t fill your mug of hot chocolate too full, you don’t want the bottom of your gingerbread house to get soggy.

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

Can you tell the crushed candy cane one was my favorite?

I would be these would be fantastic made out of sugar cookie or shortbread dough. You could certainly leave them undecorated, or perhaps press sanding sugar into the roof pieces before baking. On the other hand I’m curious to see what one would look like covered in pieces of tiny candies. I’m also planning on making house-shaped marshmallows that will fit on the edge of the mug.

gingerbread house that sits on the edge of a mug

update: I made a few variations including a chimney and a version made out of sugar cookie dough which you might be interested in.

a few variations on my tiny gingerbread houses

· comments [677] · 12-18-2009 · categories:christmas · food ·

677 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kath // Dec 18, 2009 at 4:31 am

    I LOVE this! I’m going to try it with sugar cookies also (my family isn’t crazy about gingerbread). Thanks!

  • 2 caro // Dec 18, 2009 at 4:53 am

    Gah! I love these!

  • 3 kellee // Dec 18, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Megan, these are just brilliant. You are so talented, I love seeing your handiwork! :)

  • 4 vic // Dec 18, 2009 at 5:17 am

    ADORABLE! I love this idea. Thanks!

  • 5 Tina // Dec 18, 2009 at 5:19 am

    These are too cute!
    I’m making these tomorrow.

  • 6 Nicole Ioma // Dec 18, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Oh wow this is so cute =) I love it, thanks for sharing!

  • 7 Judy @ daily yarns // Dec 18, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Oh my goodness those are too cute!

  • 8 Lauren // Dec 18, 2009 at 5:34 am

    You slay me.

  • 9 LauraVW // Dec 18, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Megan, I think you are the cleverest person I know. These are amazing!

  • 10 haya // Dec 18, 2009 at 6:06 am

    holy crap i cannot get over the cuteness!!!

    i might have to make these in january so i don’t have to wait until next christmas. you are brilliant indeed.

  • 11 Cameron // Dec 18, 2009 at 6:13 am

    I thought I’d seen all the cuteness there was to see in the world. I was wrong. These are absolutely delightful. And your new bigger picture layout shows them off so nicely!

  • 12 sheista // Dec 18, 2009 at 6:16 am


  • 13 Jaz // Dec 18, 2009 at 6:16 am

    This is amazing. You’re SO talented, these houses are terrific!

  • 14 Nanet // Dec 18, 2009 at 6:26 am

    So incredibly cute & how clever are you!

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  • 16 Tara // Dec 18, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Genius. Pure Genius.

  • 17 nikk // Dec 18, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Oh my gosh! Adorable!!

  • 18 Hilda // Dec 18, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Those are fan-tastic and so adorable! I love how you cut them out and decorated them.

  • 19 PattM // Dec 18, 2009 at 6:34 am

    I just have to ask….where did you get the coffee cups? Love them! I like the idea of doing these with sugar cookies….yum!

  • 20 random Cindy // Dec 18, 2009 at 6:36 am

    This makes my day! I think my sick kiddo is going to get one of these in his hot chocolate today.

  • 21 Liz // Dec 18, 2009 at 7:27 am

    So cute!
    I love your mugs, where did you get them?

  • 22 Nicola // Dec 18, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Your projects are always so meticulous. I really like your criss-crossed roofs–I don’t think my piping skills would stand up to that.

  • 23 sassypriscila // Dec 18, 2009 at 7:31 am

    This caught me off-guard as it is so cool. These are darling! What a cool idea. Thanks for the instructions.

  • 24 The Go Green Blog // Dec 18, 2009 at 7:38 am

    There are so flipping cute!!!!

  • 25 meghan // Dec 18, 2009 at 8:02 am

    so fantastic! great job megan.

  • 26 D Spack // Dec 18, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Those are absolutely darling! I’d have never thought of that! You’ve done a wonderful job. Thank You.

  • 27 Andi // Dec 18, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Totally awesome!

  • 28 Ayalah // Dec 18, 2009 at 8:28 am

    What a fantastic idea!

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  • 30 Lori // Dec 18, 2009 at 8:41 am

    This seriously might win as the best thing I’ve seen all season. Thanks for putting it up!

  • 31 anh-minh // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:14 am

    That is really really brilliant.

  • 32 Tasha // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I LOVE these!

  • 33 Elise // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:24 am

    This idea is genius! They are the cutest thing. Wish I still had time to make these before Christmas, they are a sure way to impress guests!

  • 34 Jenn // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I can’t even imagine how much patience you have. It totally paid off because these are super cute!

  • 35 Jess // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:33 am

    So cool!

  • 36 Inge // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I might just borrow your idea for christmas

  • 37 Alice // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Absolutely brilliant!

  • 38 Melody // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Those are so cute! I’m an avid coffee drinker, and I like to dunk cookies into my coffee now and then. Those are beautiful to look at, but wouldn’t last in my hands. Love it! I’d be like, “hmmm …. how do I dunk this in my Sumatra?” LOL

  • 39 megan // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Patt M and Liz – The blue and green mugs were a seasonal item at Target. Sadly I broke the red ones that were part of the set long ago!

  • 40 Sarah // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Oh my, these are adorable!

  • 41 Adélie // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:40 am

    This is really well done, and the pictures are great, too!

  • 42 stephanie // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:41 am

    those are SO cute. I wish I had the patience to do that!

  • 43 Akila // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:41 am

    So so cute! Love the idea. :)

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  • 45 Olga // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Too cute for words! wow!

  • 46 deeba // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:44 am

    PRETTY BEYOND BELIEF… & ever so perfect! WOW!!

  • 47 Les Casseroles de Nawal // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Bravo !!!

  • 48 Jeanne // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Brava! That is the cutest and most ingenious thing I have ever seen! Awesome!

  • 49 eileensideways // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:45 am

    oh me oh my, those are the cutest things i ever saw. i want one.

  • 50 tina // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Seriously cute and a brilliant idea!

  • 51 jenny // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:46 am

    wow, ridiculously cute!

  • 52 kickpleat // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:51 am

    You are amazing! The photos look beautiful and it’s a great idea. Genius!

  • 53 Eliza // Dec 18, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Absolute brilliance. And great photography!

  • 54 Bess // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Oh wow! These are so adorable – you’re awesome ;)

  • 55 Kay // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:00 am

    When are you going to become either a) a food stylist because you make everything look perfect! or b) a pro food photographer (see above argument). These are the greatest things I have seen in years! (and while the meat hand was inspired, these I want to actually eat)

  • 56 Patti Davis // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I’m just about swooning with how adorable these are!

  • 57 patrice // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:01 am

    you need to seriously reconsider your “not martha” moniker! although i don’t know that even martha could do these justice. amazing.

  • 58 margaux // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:03 am

    effin’ adorable!!!

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  • 60 Jennie // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Oooohhhh, my goodness!!! I LOVE them.

  • 61 Sam Breach // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:18 am

    awesome best kind of crazy wonderful, thank you

  • 62 Disha // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Wow! These are great! So much work n effort must’ve gone in making these tiny gingerbread houses! So precious!

  • 63 Lori @ RecipeGirl // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:19 am

    You are Martha :) Those are the cutest things I’ve seen all season!!

  • 64 Jessica @ How Sweet // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Ohmigosh these are ADORABLE!

  • 65 Kimberly Salem // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Those are unbearably adorable! I can’t take it ;) Such a cute idea.

  • 66 Michelle // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Such a clever idea! Love it!

  • 67 Lori E // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Okay this is beyond cute. If only I had more time.
    Sugar cookies you say? That I could do.

  • 68 barrie // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:27 am

    i didn’t read the whole post yet. but you have to sell those suckers. that is just awesome.

  • 69 Alison // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I can’t even believe how creative you are. What a great idea!

  • 70 Sarah :: Paper + Stitch // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:28 am

    These are the most adorable things I have EVER seen! Seriously… AMAZING! Martha Stewart should be jealous.

  • 71 Sara // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:33 am

    This is so cute I am going to fall over into a gingerbread cuteness coma! I hope you don’t mind I linked to you on my blog. It is just too cute not to share!

  • 72 Ashley // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:35 am

    You are BRILLIANT! I’m in awe.

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  • 75 becca.elpy // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Both my mom and I adore these. What a cute idea!

  • 76 Heather in SF // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:51 am

    You have now given me an idea for my Christmas craft project for next year. I’ll let you know when my prototype is done. A hint, I need to hit up the yarn store! :-D

  • 77 Kristen // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:59 am

    This project is beautiful! Is it hard to sip your hot chocolate with the house perched on the mug? I suppose you would just have to take it off. Awesomely festive idea =)

  • 78 pam // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:09 am

    oh my god. if that isn’t the cutest thing i’ve EVER seen, i don’t know….i just don’t know. (and i thought the partridge/pear tree was good?)

  • 79 pamela // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:13 am

    soooo cute!

  • 80 Janet // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:27 am

    These are the cutest things I’ve seen all season! Love them!!

  • 81 Michaela // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Megan, I LOVE, love, love these and your super-genius!

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  • 83 punkrawkknitter // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:33 am

    OMG, OMG, OMG, these are adorable, I will try to make them for an after xmas potluck… so cute!

  • 84 Darlene Westfahl // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:34 am

    OH MY GINGERBREADNESS!! what a super cute idea!! great job and thanks for sharing these gems!!
    Happy * Holidays

  • 85 traceyclark // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:34 am

    omg. OMG.

  • 86 Gina // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Wow. These are the most beautiful little treats. I’m in awe. Really. And totally jealous of the skill, creativity, time and patience that you put into these. Thank you for sharing…I’m inspired!

  • 87 Allie // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Those are totally adorable!!!

  • 88 natalyn // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:44 am

    There are no words for how awesome this is.

  • 89 nicole // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:47 am

    brilliant…i’m giving you a shout out on my blog.

  • 90 megan // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Wow, thank so much everybody for the mini gingerbread house love!

    Kristen – It is meant to be removed before sipping the cocoa, they would slip off if the mug was tipped to your lips.

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  • 92 Jennifer // Dec 18, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Well that’s just ridiculous. As if I needed ANOTHER holiday project that I feel compelled to do right this second…I have papers to grade. Stop inspiring me so much, dammit.

  • 93 Rachel // Dec 18, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    OMG, I can’t take it!

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  • 95 Rekha // Dec 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    These are great!! Do you sell these anywhere??? Would love to buy packaged and ready-made!!

  • 96 Seanna Lea // Dec 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Those are gorgeous. I sense another project for my weekend!

  • 97 Kelly // Dec 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    OMG, I think my head just exploded from the cuteness. AH-MAY-ZING.

  • 98 Amy's Stocking Stuffers // Dec 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Wow! Those are really inspired — and inspiring!

  • 99 Amy // Dec 18, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I found you through Design Mom! These are adorable! I can’t believe I have not found you sooner. I am off to have a look around!

  • 100 Sarah // Dec 18, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Please please please enter these in the Gingerbread House contest we’re having at Instructables! You’re sure to win something awesome.

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  • 103 Melanie // Dec 18, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    This is the most amazing thing I’ve seen in a very long time! *blogged*

  • 104 Kylie // Dec 18, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    These are seriously cool!
    I love gingerbread and cool little doo-dads and these are just perfect!

  • 105 Carol W // Dec 18, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    How very cool these are and darling also!!
    Love them!!

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  • 107 Drycha // Dec 18, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    great idea!! :)

  • 108 Dawn // Dec 18, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Found your site for the first time via Twitter. These are so darn cute, I can hardly stand it! We always make homemade marshmallows at Christmas – love the idea of shaping/cutting them to hang on the side of a mug.

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  • 111 amy k. // Dec 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    oh god! I bow down before you—really. this is OUTSTANDING!

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  • 114 Amber Howard-McGinnis // Dec 18, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    These are so adorable and so functional! I have three little ones and bringing them their snack sitting on their hot cocoa cup, saves me a plate to wash! (hooraah!) Thanks Megan!

    Ps. I showed my 5yrold daughter the tiny houses and she said “can we make tiny people to go in them?” : D

  • 115 Veronique // Dec 18, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Okay, I’m like the thousandth person to say it, but, boy are these cute! Love this idea and will ‘borrow’ it shamelessly!

  • 116 Suswhit // Dec 18, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Gah!! So adorable!! (That other Martha is going to be supremely p*s*ed that her people didn’t come up with this idea!)

  • 117 Good Egg Hunting // Dec 18, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Can you please sell these? There is no way I will be able to make them but I at least want some in my house. You are too clever.

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    I love this! And I love your site!!!

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  • 122 edina // Dec 18, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Love these!! And the marshmallow idea is great, too!

  • 123 Emily // Dec 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    So cute it kinda hurts my ♥

  • 124 mal cakes // Dec 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    absolutely adorable, you are so clever!

  • 125 Heather // Dec 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    ah! Wha?! Wow! That’s just…awh! They’re amazing!

  • 126 Lily // Dec 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    So beautiful! I simply am in love with those. Thanks so much! I’m totally going to try to make these.

  • 127 Caroline // Dec 18, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    This is SOOOOOOOOO cute!!!! The pics are beautifull as well!

  • 128 Emira // Dec 18, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Ok wow. That’s amazingly awesome.

  • 129 Debbie // Dec 18, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    So clever and cute! Also like the blog design changes a lot. Pics are so-o-o-o-o much nicer!

  • 130 Ruby // Dec 18, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    These are so cool! Now I don’t have to choose between hot chocolate and cookies — I can have them both at once.

  • 131 Xtine66 // Dec 18, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    You so kick mothra’s a$$. These cookies are full of Win.

  • 132 Angi // Dec 18, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Oh my goodness these are fantastically adorable! Thanks for sharing the tutorial & templates!

  • 133 Amanda // Dec 18, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    These are truly amazing, you are incredibly creative!!! I love them!

  • 134 Bridget =) // Dec 18, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    omg, this is DARLING!!!!

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  • 136 Nicole Hopson // Dec 18, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Well, I’ve decided that these are so cute that I’ll make some for Christmas morning to have with apple cider, hot chocolate, or coffee (for my parents because you know they’ll be tired :]). I just love making Christmas morning suspenseful LOL, bu you know this will be a fun project!

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    Oh, are you kidding me?!? These are TOO darling. You know they will be in MSL next December! :)

  • 139 shannon // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    OMG these are the cutest things ever!

  • 140 Paula // Dec 18, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    These little houses are just too cute! What a clever idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  • 143 Milltown // Dec 19, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Clever and Nice!

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  • 145 swee // Dec 19, 2009 at 3:15 am

    too cute !!! > <

  • 146 Clare // Dec 19, 2009 at 6:05 am

    What a great idea! We’re snowed in this weekend so I think I’ll try this. I do like gingerbread.

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    You make Martha Jealous with this one – great photos, directions, recipe, and especially ingenuity!

    Brava Brava Brava – first time here at your blog, will have to subscribe!
    Happy Holidays to you!

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  • 150 Martha // Dec 19, 2009 at 8:14 am

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing this idea with us.

  • 151 lisa808 // Dec 19, 2009 at 8:16 am

    OMGosh!!! These are absolutely brilliant!!! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea. They are on the top of my list for next year.

  • 152 Jason // Dec 19, 2009 at 8:24 am

    You are a creative genius. I love the way your mind works.

  • 153 How-To: Tiny Gingerbread House for your Mug | Crafts Kids :: Free Crafts Network // Dec 19, 2009 at 8:27 am

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  • 154 RobbieLee at Chickiedee // Dec 19, 2009 at 9:14 am

    I can honestly say that I’ve never seen anything like this before and I love it! What a fabulous idea for a holiday party, because your guests will have an instant conversation starter! Thanks!

  • 155 dommie // Dec 19, 2009 at 9:19 am

    most amazing EVER – i am in awe and love !!!!!

  • 156 deb // Dec 19, 2009 at 9:23 am

    This is so, so wonderful. I love what you come up with! Hope you have a delicious holiday.

  • 157 SS4BC // Dec 19, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Okay, these are some of the most fantastic things I’ve ever seen!

    I am SOOO hoping to make these!

  • 158 Assorted Cuteness | // Dec 19, 2009 at 9:51 am

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  • 159 sarai // Dec 19, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Oh my gosh, these make me so happy.

  • 160 melinda // Dec 19, 2009 at 10:52 am

    these couldn’t be any more brilliant!
    thanks so much for sharing!

  • 161 Patti // Dec 19, 2009 at 11:42 am

    These are cute and ORIGINAL. I am going to get my teenage daughters and their friends busy on these. It will be a hit with our family and friends this Christmas I am sure!!

  • 162 Jessica // Dec 19, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Cutest. Edible. Item. Ever.

  • 163 The Mario Scarf Blog » Blog Archive » Middle of the Night Christmas Decorating // Dec 19, 2009 at 12:13 pm

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  • 164 How-To: Tiny Gingerbread House for your Mug | Crocheting Site - Patterns, crochets // Dec 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm

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  • 165 Erin D. // Dec 19, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Absolutely adorable – I never would have thought anything like this up. You did a wonderful job. :)

  • 166 ManonA // Dec 19, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Eat your heart out Martha Stewart. I think they are beautiful. If I have time tomorrow I will make them for my family that is coming over.

  • 167 Barbara // Dec 19, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    I tried these today while snowed in and LOVE the way they came out! Thanks for sharing your idea :D My sister in law is going to flip when I give her some for Christmas!!!

  • 168 Emmss // Dec 19, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Oh! Your little houses are wonderfull! I’m admiring! Your perfectonismus and passion. It’s great ;) I really want to do this by myself but I’m not sure if it will succed… but thanks for sharing your ideas ^^

  • 169 BethieofVA // Dec 19, 2009 at 4:47 pm


  • 170 Rebecca // Dec 19, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    That is quite possibly the coolest thing EVAR! I’m in awe and love this.

  • 171 Hivron | MrsMacchi blogs for you... // Dec 19, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    This is absolutely divine, how could anyone not love this. A nice surprise for all ages. Thank You for sharing this!

  • 172 JulieZS // Dec 19, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    This is far and away the cutest thing I’ve seen this season. Thank so much for sharing the pattern and directions.

  • 173 david kahauolopua // Dec 19, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    wow this is a cute idea. i can just see myself now sipping my huge mug of lion’s french roast my family sends from hawaii, with a delicious gingerbread sitting on the rim and waiting for me to take a big bite into the roof! sewing pillows now for my site launching this weekend, i need some coffee now!

  • 174 Sola // Dec 19, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I NEVER comment on blogs, but this is so freaking cute and awesome, I just had to say something. I must have directed about 30 people over here today, because it’s such an original idea – LOVE IT!!

  • 175 Tiny Gingerbread Houses For The Edge of Your Mug // Dec 19, 2009 at 8:36 pm

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  • 176 Diiver // Dec 19, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    This is WAY too cute…what a creation!

  • 177 LA Smith // Dec 19, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Wow. Wow, wow, WOW! This has to be the most original idea for the holidays that I have ever seen. I’m afraid to share it with any of my friends because I want to be the one to make them for gifts next year!

  • 178 Suburban Sweetheart // Dec 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    These are beautiful, & so creative! Wish I had the patience or the talent to make ‘em myself.

  • 179 Michelle // Dec 19, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    This is BY FAR the best christmas thing I have seen!!!! Totally blown away. Have emailed the link to everyone I know. Is there some sort of “Nobel peace Prize” equivalent that is for being “Totally Just the Clevererest” – You win!!!!!

  • 180 javajunko // Dec 20, 2009 at 12:29 am

    BRILLIANT! JUST BRILLIANT!! i am going to make these for christmas morning brew!!!

  • 181 Tina Budeweit-Weeks // Dec 20, 2009 at 1:34 am


    why o why?

    I just got totally turned on by making stuff all day today after being inspired by

    and now, I’m baking all day tomorrow apparently! (Will try to cut out the little squares on the outside wall for a window, with crushed hard candies in the hole, to melt, for coloured glass…)

    Thank you for your amazing sharing of creativity! Truly a wise woman to join in with us at our forum for just that, wise women and their allies.

    Signed Baba Tinahaha

  • 182 Mini Gingerbread House « The Girl Can’t Help It // Dec 20, 2009 at 4:34 am

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  • 183 jeannene // Dec 20, 2009 at 6:24 am

    These are the cutest things I have EVER seen!

  • 184 Kirsten // Dec 20, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I was so inspired, I actually did it. I have to go to a cookie party and bring 2 dozen so maybe this wasn’t the best idea to do on that scale but it sure is cute!

    Mine don’t really fit on a regular coffee cup. Maybe I should have used the larger opening.

  • 185 snafflesmummy // Dec 20, 2009 at 8:34 am

    OMG these are amazing. I am dying to try these now.

  • 186 snowflakes and gingerbread | waysideviolet // Dec 20, 2009 at 8:57 am

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  • 187 Poudrette // Dec 20, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Ho Ho Ho Wow!!!

    It’s a masing !!! Thank’s a lot!


    Merry CHrismas!!

  • 188 Natalie // Dec 20, 2009 at 9:19 am

    This is so nice! You genius! :)

  • 189 K.Reshma // Dec 20, 2009 at 9:53 am

    This is great, I will surely try it

  • 190 cutest cookie of 2009 | KimberlyMichelle // Dec 20, 2009 at 10:16 am

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  • 191 HOWTO make rim-perching adorable tiny gingerbread houses for your cocoa « JezZBean // Dec 20, 2009 at 10:48 am

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  • 192 tobias cooks! // Dec 20, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Love those little houses. Lots of work though.

  • 193 MSmith // Dec 20, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Just brilliant….the detail in your instructions and little tips are icing on the cake (house?!…)

  • 194 Joanne at frutto della passione // Dec 20, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I am amazed at how cute these are!! I *stumbled* my way onto your site and will definitely snoop around now. Great work on the ginger bread houses!

  • 195 Carrey Bull // Dec 20, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I am being attacked by the cuteness of these tiny houses!

  • 196 Tiny Gingerbread Houses for Mugs / Paul Webb DSGN // Dec 20, 2009 at 12:29 pm

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  • 197 Kisstyx // Dec 20, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Really so cute =)

  • 198 and today. : // Dec 20, 2009 at 2:15 pm

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  • 199 Deirdre // Dec 20, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Wow Megan, thanks so much for sharing this amazing project. I can just imagine the surprise and delight if I produce these over the holidays… a real crowd pleaser and stunner.

  • 200 » Blog Archive » I heart this…very very much. // Dec 20, 2009 at 2:48 pm

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  • 201 LeAnn // Dec 20, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Okay, maybe it’s been done before, but NOT AS CUTE AS THIS!!! Pat yourself on the back for me.
    Thanks! :)

  • 202 36 Festive Goodies and Recipes for a Merry Christmas! | Sparklette Food & Travel Blog // Dec 20, 2009 at 3:21 pm

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  • 203 Charlotte // Dec 20, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    These are so cute! This was a very creative idea. I think I am going to try to make them.

  • 204 Crystalyn Kae // Dec 20, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    oh my god. you have really done it now! AMAZING!

  • 205 Shannon (The Daily Balance) // Dec 20, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    you are too much! these are simply adorable!

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  • 207 Allison // Dec 20, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    These are so awesome and make me want to be BFF with you.

  • 208 Kristen // Dec 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    um, I think you are a genius….craft amazing…

  • 209 Karen G // Dec 20, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Wicked cool idea! I can’t wait to make these!

  • 210 Cate // Dec 21, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Adorable! I’ll be making them this week for sure!!

  • 211 World’s Strangest | Gingerbread Houses For Mug Edges // Dec 21, 2009 at 1:09 am

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  • 212 Chain Change » Blog Archive » Tiny Gingerbread Houses // Dec 21, 2009 at 3:59 am

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  • 213 Gingerbread House | Elit Alice // Dec 21, 2009 at 4:22 am

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  • 215 Matt Chatterley // Dec 21, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Cutest biscuit ever, I suspect!

  • 216 Casas de Galletas « Posada 209 // Dec 21, 2009 at 7:58 am

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  • 218 a gingerbread house for your mug « A Silly Muse // Dec 21, 2009 at 8:23 am

    […] You can find the instructions and layout on Not Martha. […]

  • 219 Monica // Dec 21, 2009 at 8:49 am

    What a fabulous idea! With your permission I might have to post one of those sweets on my blog with your consent of course! Just delicious!

  • 220 arek // Dec 21, 2009 at 9:15 am

    cool idea!

  • 221 Splendid Little Stars // Dec 21, 2009 at 9:23 am

    This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  • 222 Veronica // Dec 21, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I love it!!! Must try one day… doubt I’ll have time this Christmas, but who says you can only use gingerbread dough for this awesomeness??

  • 223 Erica // Dec 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Oh. My. God. You are seriously on fire. These are fantastic!!!

  • 224 Sue // Dec 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    O.K., I have made mini gingerbread houses before, but on the rim of a mug…brilliant! These are the cutest thing I’ve seen this Christmas!Kudos to you!

  • 225 Jessica F. // Dec 21, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    love love love :D

  • 226 Kim // Dec 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    LOVE THESE! I just need to decide if my family is worth the cuteness of these – I think they probably are!

  • 227 Novogodišnje 2 at Škrabalica // Dec 21, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    […] Non Martha-ine mini kućice od đumbira, za vrh šolje. […]

  • 228 marina guimarães // Dec 21, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    how many house does a recipe make?


  • 229 Sampler: Gingerbread Creations | The Sage of Discovery // Dec 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    […] for those of us who are not as gingerbread inclined, I liked this fresh idea from NotMartha: tiny gingerbread houses! What a great idea for hot cocoa! Mugs Row, […]

  • 230 Claudia // Dec 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    These are so so sweet! I must make them right away and just have them ready for Christmas when all the guests arrive. Thanks a million! I would never have come up with such an idea on my own. Merry Christmas and greetings to you from Germany

  • 231 Jenn // Dec 21, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I LOVE this…how clever!

  • 232 Thavad // Dec 21, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    These represent some creative usage of gingerbread and might be immitated in even more indulgent means.
    I’m thinking bacon & cheddar.


  • 233 One More Thing Before We Go: Really Twee Gingerbread Houses - Fierce and Nerdy // Dec 21, 2009 at 3:32 pm

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  • 234 Peggy // Dec 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    These are too precious!

  • 235 barrie // Dec 21, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    your mug was on!

  • 236 Green gingerbread houses: 3 options for eco-foodie architects | green LA girl // Dec 21, 2009 at 6:00 pm

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  • 237 Krista // Dec 21, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Cute and yummy – the perfect combination!

  • 238 marla {Family Fresh Cooking} // Dec 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I cannot believe how adorable these mini houses are. What a great idea. Your precision and attention to detail are amazing!!

  • 239 marla {Family Fresh Cooking} // Dec 21, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    BTW: Just tweeted a link to this post….I am blown away by your creativity :)

  • 240 The Week That Was 12/20: Week Off Edition | Caffeine-Fueled // Dec 21, 2009 at 9:31 pm

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  • 241 justJENN // Dec 21, 2009 at 11:40 pm


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  • 243 3D Gingerbread Mug Ornaments | Vidafine // Dec 22, 2009 at 1:32 am

    […] that) when I saw them. Inspired by the sugar cubes that are often found on tea cups, Megan from Not Martha decided to create these homemade decorations to perch on the edge of her Christmas mugs. After […]

  • 244 Lucy // Dec 22, 2009 at 3:21 am

    This is such an utterly gorgeous idea!! Beautiful, ingenious, festive – delicious :)

  • 245 Anita Turner // Dec 22, 2009 at 4:56 am

    I LOVE THESE HOUSES!!! Thanks for the fantastic idea. A great idea if one is having a cookie swap or a holiday gathering. Excellent!

  • 246 Ann Holland (Lets Party) // Dec 22, 2009 at 5:13 am

    These are super cool what a fantastic idea thanks for sharing

  • 247 60 hours til Christmas! « Badsparklythings // Dec 22, 2009 at 5:21 am

    […] 22, 2009 by badsparklythings And that is the reason I have no time to make these, even though I really, really want to. Ah well, there’s always Christmas 2010 to start […]

  • 248 rachel // Dec 22, 2009 at 6:35 am

    really creative! great work.

  • 249 Michaele Sommerville // Dec 22, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Absolutely brilliant and inspired- so glad to link back to you and your wonderful tutorial!

    Happy Holidays!

  • 250 Mini-Lebkuchenhaus für die Kaffetasse : Apfel(B)log // Dec 22, 2009 at 8:23 am

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  • 251 Mama__B // Dec 22, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I don’t know that I’d tackle these during Christmas, but boy are they adorably creative!

  • 252 edEx // Dec 22, 2009 at 9:12 am

    PURE GENIUS! Well played.

  • 253 Anke // Dec 22, 2009 at 9:16 am

    You are absolutely amazing. I’m in awe. These are perfection and the idea is pure genius!

  • 254 Savvy Housekeeping » Gingerbread House on a Cup // Dec 22, 2009 at 9:53 am

    […] a few people have pointed me to these cute little gingerbread houses Not Martha made. They are designed to sit on your cup of hot chocolate. There’s a very clear how-to on her […]

  • 255 Kham // Dec 22, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Wow, these look absolutely amazing! So cool.

  • 256 Lisa // Dec 22, 2009 at 10:21 am

    These are the most insanely cute things I have ever seen! I don’t think I’m going to try to re-create these, as I think it would involve too much swearing, but I shall admire them from afar.

  • 257 Tiny Gingerbread House « Papers & Packages // Dec 22, 2009 at 10:49 am

    […] I wish I had seen these cute mug gingerbread houses earlier because I would have made them for the cookie party.  The houses are from Not Martha and absolutely adorable.  Click here for the full set of instructions. […]

  • 258 It’s Christmas time in Paris. : Ilovelolliblog // Dec 22, 2009 at 11:38 am

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  • 259 Something We Dreamed » Blog Archive » Eat it Up: Faster Food News // Dec 22, 2009 at 12:12 pm

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  • 261 Clare // Dec 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    WOW!! I’m a little bit obsessed with gingerbread houses at the moment and made one for my christmas tree, this is just about a million times better though. Thanks for the tutorial. I hope I’ll have time to make some.

  • 262 Barbrah // Dec 22, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Luv it. It goes to show that whatever you can imagine – Imagine it finished – just do it. I gotta get cracking on my unfinished photos of my ideas …I’ll post em hopefully before the season is over!

  • 263 Winnie // Dec 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    That might be the cutest thing I have ever seen.
    I’ve got leftover gingerbread dough in the fridge and will just have to make these now.
    Thanks for the brilliant idea…just wonderful.

  • 264 Elizabeth Edwards // Dec 22, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Brilliant! Thanks for sharing :)

  • 265 not martha — a tiny gingerbread house that perches on the edge of your mug « elfgirl // Dec 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm

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  • 266 Kristie Fitzgerald // Dec 22, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    nice job! super cute! way to turn out an idea of your own from something that inspired you. and i love your choice of tools. the tips are great too.

  • 267 Kristen Rask // Dec 22, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    You are a GENIUS! You are Martha!

  • 268 @parmie // Dec 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I LOVE these, genius!

  • 269 Kaytee // Dec 22, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Oh my god, I totally freaked when I saw this. So cute! Must…go…bake…

  • 270 Nice links « Occasional Crafter // Dec 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm

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  • 271 Annegret // Dec 22, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Your gingerbread houses are excellent and a really good idea for little presents.


  • 272 tuesday favorites « // Dec 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm

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  • 273 Delicious looking things Christmas let’s you get away with! | Spacemadness // Dec 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    […] No, your eyes do not deceive you. That is indeed a delicious looking  tiny gingerbread house perched on the edge of that mug! […]

  • 274 A // Dec 22, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Gaahh! Why does there have to be so many yummy, fun, beautiful things to make at Christmas time?! I do not have the time for all of these, tho I so badly want to make everything I find!

    These are truly great. I will definitely keep these in mind next year!. Thanks for a fun idea!

  • 275 Brandi // Dec 22, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    No freaking way! Adorable!

  • 276 Susan O. // Dec 22, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I think the puffiness is more related to thickness and how long they are baked. I make the MS gingerbread on occasion and find they come out better rolled thinner than you would think they need to be.

  • 277 Atlanta, Beer (again), Gingerbread, Ms. Robinson « The Selective Memory // Dec 22, 2009 at 9:35 pm

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  • 278 Captain Dumbass // Dec 22, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Wish I had one of those right now.

  • 279 Mini-Maisons Mélasses » Luke Cyca Dot Calm // Dec 22, 2009 at 9:52 pm

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  • 280 Jennifer // Dec 22, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Just when I thought it had all been done before…these are AMAZING!!

  • 281 Tiny Gingerbread House’s | Yeeeeee // Dec 23, 2009 at 1:39 am

    […] I had been thinking about those sugar cubes that hook on the rim of a teacup earlier this month, and I was also thinking about 3-D cookies and how they fit together and figured it would be pretty neat to make cookies that hang on the edge of a mug. I thought I was being so brilliant but it only took a few seconds to discover it’s already been done, see also. So I started wondering what else I could do. At the time I was making a bunch of gingerbread recipes trying to find one that would hold up for my partridge in a pear tree cookie, so a gingerbread house was on my mind. not martha — a tiny gingerbread house that perches on the edge of your mug […]

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  • 285 Lynda // Dec 23, 2009 at 7:00 am

    So cute! They are amazing!

  • 286 John // Dec 23, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Very cool! Of course you need to design the gingerbread house to new green building standards:

  • 287 Mother Baby Earth» Blog Archive » Wednesday finds : {Christmas gift idea 7} // Dec 23, 2009 at 9:16 am

    […] house that perches on the rim of your mug will make a delightfully unique hand-baked gift. How-to from Not […]

  • 288 Laura Bamburak // Dec 23, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Lovely gift idea, perfect for holiday entertaining!

  • 289 Liz B // Dec 23, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Wow, this has really been making the rounds with all the food blogs I follow!

    I made these on Saturday and finished the last of them Monday. I found it labour intensive (compared to dropping balls of dough on cookie sheets) but so cute and thus worth it.

    I missed your note about rolling the dough really thin so mine puffed up quite a bit. I don’t mind if they don’t fit on mugs, just the tiny house is fun! Thanks so much for sharing this idea!!

  • 290 Larry // Dec 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    A Gingerbread Mansion That’s Fit For The Ritz

    The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota Florida has constructed a gingerbread mansion that you have to see to believe. The picture really doesn’t so it justice. If you’re in Sarasota this holiday season, it’s worth the time to check it out.

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  • 292 Carrie // Dec 23, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    these are so cute they are to die for!

  • 293 molly // Dec 23, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I LOVE THESE. Seriously, thank you.
    I’ve been reading your blog daily for years and appreciate your craftiness. Thank you!

  • 294 Beth // Dec 23, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Found an awesome marshmallow recipe that would probably work with this. Might try it.

  • 295 jen // Dec 23, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    well, maybe it’s been done already but you’ve definitely taken it to the next level!

  • 296 Annette Frey // Dec 23, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Seriously cute and creative!

  • 297 yourlocalfoods // Dec 23, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    a hit with the kids. We found the gummy bear residents preferred their places a little more ostentatious;

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  • 299 Carrie of Bella Cupcake Couture // Dec 24, 2009 at 1:38 am

    These are absolutely darling! Thanks for sharing.

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  • 305 Soccerama // Dec 24, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Great idea for those that can’t manage to make the full size ones! I’m going to go make some right now.

  • 306 Leonel M // Dec 24, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Grettings from Venezuela, this is a nice a idea because is very minimalist and simple. The combination is ¡Awesome!

  • 307 Wheeling Gourmet // Dec 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I’ll add my congrats to the > than 300 people who have already done so! This is a brilliant post :) Thank you. Most definitely something to have fun with :)

  • 308 Nancy // Dec 24, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Those are the coolest. Just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010.

  • 309 countrychats // Dec 24, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    This idea is so sweet. I just am not that talented a baker. Now cooking real Country food, I have that covered. Thanks for the demo and instructions.

  • 310 never slap the gift donkey » holiday gift guide: procrastination edition // Dec 24, 2009 at 9:01 pm

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  • 311 kimcav // Dec 25, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Wow, these look so cool!!

  • 312 Cindi // Dec 25, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Love this – so cute! Thanks for sharing.

  • 313 Towe // Dec 25, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Wow, these are awesome! Love ‘em! And what a great blog, I’ll be back for more inspiration! Happy Holidays! towe.

  • 314 Rebekah // Dec 25, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I made them and they were a hit, here are my photos (and a video of my niece devouring hers.)

  • 315 geek+nerd // Dec 26, 2009 at 10:03 am

    These are so cute and amazing!

  • 316 Adrijah // Dec 26, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I did it! But I’ve used shortbread cookies, not gingerbread. These tiny houses are really cute. I love them. But to make them you should be soooo patient :P There are some photos (not as pretty as yours of course) Thanks for the idea and pattern!

  • 317 Saturday Surfing : Baking Delights - Baking Tips and Recipes // Dec 27, 2009 at 2:01 am

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  • 319 MaraBG // Dec 27, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I will definitely be sharing this with my fellow baker friends. Great idea!

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  • 321 Lenetta @ Nettacow // Dec 27, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Count me among the fans of this project! I linked to it on my weekly roundup (and the variations) – the post is under my name. Thanks so much for sharing the cuteness!

  • 322 Tessa // Dec 27, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    These are so cute! I can’t stand it!

  • 323 Gingerbread House | Little Flamingo Stationery & Events // Dec 27, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    […] that you hang off the side of your coffee or hot chocolate cup from the very clever Megan on her Not Martha blog. Have a look at these totally adorable gingerbread houses! I think I will be scrapping the […]

  • 324 Hope you had the Merriest Christmas! « The Sisters // Dec 27, 2009 at 6:52 pm

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  • 325 Alicia // Dec 27, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    How adorable, creative, unique and brilliant are you for making these and sharing with us. Even though you say they’ve been done before they’ve not been done as cute as these. Thank you!

  • 326 Gingerbread Houses | And Far Away // Dec 28, 2009 at 3:32 am

    […] How to make them. Share the love :) […]

  • 327 xes // Dec 28, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Not a big fan of gingerbread but I love the gingerbread house!

  • 328 megan // Dec 28, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Just a note to a few of you, a flat cookie that hangs on the edge of a mug has been done a few times before but to the best of my Google ability I could not find gingerbread houses that were made to sit on a mug.

  • 329 baobabs // Dec 29, 2009 at 2:32 am

    these are so cute!!!! thanks for sharing!! it’s such a brilliant idea!

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  • 332 carupz // Dec 29, 2009 at 7:18 am

    WOW! Incredible!!!! I love it!

  • 333 Scentsy chef // Dec 29, 2009 at 11:15 am

    LOVE these, got a link on FB from a friend. Are you going to try other shapes like a VW bug, heart, or star? I’d love to see them (I have a feeling YOURS will be much prettier than my first try, lol!)

  • 334 lily-martha // Dec 29, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    i love it!

  • 335 Girls! « 11 // Dec 29, 2009 at 6:46 pm

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  • 336 Coniqua // Dec 29, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    these are super cute

  • 337 Lanu // Dec 30, 2009 at 2:57 am

    I love it!!!It’s sweet!:)

  • 338 An un-Nero Wolfe Christmas, part 3 « Inspired by Wolfe // Dec 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm

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  • 339 Gingerbread Decorated Coffee Cups : Kettle and Cup - Coffee, Tea and More // Dec 30, 2009 at 4:28 pm

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  • 340 Gingerbread House That Sits On Your Mug | Incredible Things // Dec 31, 2009 at 7:40 am

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  • 341 Molly // Dec 31, 2009 at 10:30 am

    These are the cutest things ever. I do not have the talent or patience to make such a thing, but I would scoop them up at a place like William Sonoma etc. I suggest you copywrite these little buggers and get on the horn. Price point: $15 – $20 for 6. ADORABLE beyond belief!!

  • 342 perched gingerbread house | Dance to the life around you! // Dec 31, 2009 at 4:41 pm

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  • 343 Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe // Dec 31, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    This is absolutely brilliant and beautiful. Excellent work!!

  • 344 Unreal Tomorrow » Ideas for the holidays.. // Jan 1, 2010 at 11:00 am

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  • 345 Tea time « The Daily J // Jan 1, 2010 at 5:54 pm

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  • 346 Salty Lass // Jan 2, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    So dang crafty, and adorable. Brilliant find.

    – Janna

  • 347 Shauna // Jan 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    These are amazing! I am definitely making these next year! In the meantime I’m going to make them out of polymer clay. Not as gingerbread houses (although that would be adorable also) but just little houses of different shapes and sizes, decorations, and colors. The kids I teach art to will love making these! Thanks for such a wonderful idea!

  • 348 Louisa // Jan 3, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    These are so great! I made some and put them on my blog. Mine are not as cute as yours, I feel like they really take practice! Thanks for the idea Megan!

  • 349 » House-On-A-Mug // Jan 4, 2010 at 9:20 am

    […] This is so, so cute – It’s a gingerbread house designed to attach to your mug of hot chocolate! It’s such an original idea, and if you want to have a go yourself, click here. […]

  • 350 Jules // Jan 4, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Just. Too. Cute. I love ‘em!

  • 351 Tiny Talk » Blog Archive » Teeny Tiny Gingerbread House… for your mug | Tiny Prints Blog: Birth Announcements, Invitations & Stationery // Jan 4, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    […] bobbing around in their hot cocoa; you can have something a touch more sophisticated! Head over to Not Martha’s site to see how to make these cute little houses. Show Bookmarks Hide […]

  • 352 Elaina // Jan 4, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    You are so clever and talented. Martha should call herself “Not Not Martha” don’tcha think?

  • 353 Gingerbread Houses Fitted for the Edge of a Mug | At Home with Kim Vallee // Jan 5, 2010 at 12:54 am

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  • 355 :: mooebn :: really good deals » Blog Archive » Not exactly simple, but seriously cute: Miniature Gingerbread Houses // Jan 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm

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  • 356 Gingerbread Mug Decorations – How cute is this?! | Little Bird Bakery // Jan 6, 2010 at 8:45 pm

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  • 360 Christine in Portland // Jan 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    These just make me happy to look at them!

  • 361 carol south africa // Jan 9, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Stunning work, am now waiting to see my daughters efforts at making them…watch this space!!!

  • 362 DIY马克杯上的姜饼小屋 | 我们这一家子 // Jan 10, 2010 at 6:26 am

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  • 363 shelterrific » Blog Archive » not martha cookies: home is where your mug is // Jan 12, 2010 at 6:54 am

    […] did I miss this incredible idea from Not Martha?! These tiny gingerbread houses are made to be perched on the edge of your mug of hot cocoa (or whatever you may be drinking). […]

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  • 365 Rosalie // Jan 13, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    amazing.. such a smart idea.. i am definatly gonnna make this one it looks good and cute!

  • 366 Liana // Jan 13, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Finally posted from my holiday exploits: a humble set of mini gingerbread houses assembled by my sisters and I.

  • 367 Tiny Gingerbread Houses Perched On Mugs « Glitterhouses // Jan 14, 2010 at 11:13 pm

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  • 368 Ika // Jan 15, 2010 at 12:06 am

    It’s a wonderful imagination and so much pleasure for your guests, Thank you!!!

  • 369 Sami // Jan 16, 2010 at 9:39 am

    this looks awesome but there’s one thing that bugs me (and sorry if it’s been said already but there’s too many comments to do anything more than skim the vast majority) :
    surely you can only fill the mug half-way otherwise the contents will cause the gingerbread house to collapse within moments of pouring, thereby sacrificing 100 ml or so of choolatey satisfaction? Perhaps you could make the inside ‘walls’ half-height or something so they grip the lip of the mug but don’t interfere with the beverage inside?

    Just a thought.

  • 370 rucy // Jan 16, 2010 at 10:11 am

    WOW, brilliant, I bet Martha’s totally jealous… g.

  • 371 LoveFeast Table // Jan 16, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    That is adorable…I found a cookie cutter in the shape of a hard with a little slit in it for hanging off the edge of coffee cup too….I’m going to try it around Valentine’s Day…so peek around then, ’cause it’s a heart! ~Chris Ann

  • 372 Linda // Jan 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    So adorable! I can’t wait to try these next year!

  • 373 Ashley // Jan 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Great idea. So creative and cute!

  • 374 Not Martha « Zeutch // Jan 19, 2010 at 1:37 am

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  • 376 Crafty // Feb 5, 2010 at 5:44 am

    OMG!!!! I am just loving your blog – your ideas are fabulous and inspiring (although I’m not up to many of them skills wise lol)
    Your photography is also great (its another love of mine) you have a good eye.

  • 377 Lawli // Feb 5, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Wow, these are so clever! I MUST try them! They look so amazing, and I bet they taste the same :D

  • 378 Techn1k-Countdown 2010-02-10 |, das Technik-Blog! // Feb 10, 2010 at 3:25 pm

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  • 379 Lego Party SLC // Feb 13, 2010 at 10:47 am

    These are way cute. I’ve never seen anything like them.

  • 380 UK Foodie // Feb 17, 2010 at 8:53 am

    They look great, must be very fiddly to make – I made a large one last Christmas and that was difficult enough!

  • 381 Chicclete » Casa de biscoito para colocar em canecas! // Feb 20, 2010 at 12:08 pm

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  • 382 Casa de biscoito para colocar em canecas! « Vitrinando // Feb 21, 2010 at 7:52 am

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  • 383 Derek E // Feb 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Not Martha my ass. That’s very Martha. Very cool.

  • 384 rojalka // Feb 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I LOVE this!

  • 385 Martina // Mar 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Oh my goodness I’m so impressed I don’t normally stay looking at baking sites (love cooking) but I love,love,love, this idea. I’m going to keep this info and impress friends!!
    thanks for posting it

  • 386 » Saturday Surfing // Mar 27, 2010 at 11:26 am

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  • 388 ArtJae // Mar 31, 2010 at 4:19 am

    This is fantastic! So cute and unusual. Cosy, too. =)

  • 389 nisha @ creative baby shower ideas // Apr 6, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    This has to be the coolest thing I have seen done with cookies in a long time! Wow. I love that it also works with sugar cookies so it can work with any party theme. Awesome!

  • 390 Mike’s Window | // May 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm

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  • 391 Mini Gingerbread Houses stand on thier own! // May 26, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    […] Gingerbread Houses stand on thier own! My attempt at this awesome project from Not Martha. My boyfriend and I did this last night for a fun Christmas Eve project. Boyfriend was sick so I […]

  • 392 Kalli // Jun 11, 2010 at 6:14 am

    It is June, not thinking about gingerbread or the holidays, but when I stumbled across your brilliant little houses, I am now thinking of holding a “Christmas in July” get together just so I can try out your cute idea. Really creative, Can’t wait to try them myself!

  • 393 Sweet goodness – an inspiration roundup » Bake It Pretty – cupcakes, baking supplies, cupcake toppers, cupcake liners, baking ideas, party ideas, tutorials and more. // Jun 29, 2010 at 6:36 am

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  • 394 Sweet goodness – an inspiration roundup // Jun 29, 2010 at 7:18 am

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  • 395 Eliza Jane // Jul 6, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    You are a gingerbread genius! Can’t wait to try something so cute that combines craft and cooking :) x

  • 396 samanthajoy // Jul 7, 2010 at 2:13 am

    These are so amazingly beautiful! and so perfect for right now – boyfriend is coming home from a holiday and gingerbread is his favourite thing ever. I will sure be making a massive batch before he arrives home! and I hope you don’t mind but I posted about you on my blog ( with a link over to here – I’m more than happy to take the post down if you’re not happy about it.

    xo samanthajoy

  • 397 Kaz // Jul 7, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Just seen this – incredible! am going to adapt for my Grandaughters 1st birthday. thank you.

  • 398 A Gingerbread House on a cup of tea — Lost At E Minor: For creative people // Jul 8, 2010 at 4:26 am

    […] lip of a hot cup of tea is a comforting and aesthetic treat for any kind of winter blues. Megan, or Not Martha, came up with this very cute idea and on her site she shows people how to create their very own […]

  • 399 HP Creatividad » Casitas de jengibre // Jul 9, 2010 at 10:32 am

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  • 400 jaye // Jul 9, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    wow totally adorable :) I cant wait to have a go at this one :)

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  • 402 Barbarelha // Jul 24, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Hi I tried them and turned out really cute here is a link to my gallery so you can see how they came out :)

  • 403 Tiny Gingerbread House for Your Mug « // Jul 25, 2010 at 7:22 pm

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  • 404 GeekSqueak | A gingerbread house for your coffee mug // Aug 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm

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  • 405 ATigerInTheKitchen // Sep 5, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I love this! You must sell this somewhere…they’re too cute.

  • 406 Mini Gingerbread House Coffee Mug Decorations | Gingerbread Fun // Sep 30, 2010 at 12:48 pm

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  • 407 Gabrielle // Oct 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    This is AMAZING!!! I’m using the idea for a Christmas party at my church. I’ve won the past two year for the “Most Creative” food contest and I’m sure I’ll win again with these! I’m going to put hot chocolate and 3 mini marshmallows in them :) I can’t thank you enough!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!

  • 408 Online Resources for Inspiration and Positivity « Life of a Gaander // Oct 7, 2010 at 11:38 pm

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  • 409 Tiffany // Oct 10, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    YOU are one very clever Not Martha! These are adorable, and I bet they are delicious too!

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  • 411 Adorable coffee cup decorations for fall // Oct 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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  • 412 Kathleen Boland // Oct 23, 2010 at 8:05 am

    So freakin adorable! Want it. Must make it.

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  • 416 Morgan {The818} // Nov 18, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Okay, I’m not a crafter, or a maker of things that are edible, but this is the greatest effing thing I’ve ever seen. I think I might actually give this a try.

  • 417 November 19 ~ Deck the Halls « Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog // Nov 19, 2010 at 1:20 am

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  • 418 Natalie V2 // Nov 19, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I suppose after seeing 400+ comments, you have an inkling of how popular this is! I may as well jump in too: I think this may be the single most charming, adorable, creative, and tempting (to make and nibble) holiday project I have seen (ever?) And your tutorial, so clear and detailed… it is the icing on the cak… on the cookie!
    Many thanks.

  • 419 april's craft nest // Nov 19, 2010 at 7:30 am

    can’t tell you how much i love these!

  • 420 laura // Nov 19, 2010 at 8:19 am

    These are insane! Had to post about these over on my blog. Thanks for the PDF patterns – so inspiring!

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  • 425 beth // Dec 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    these are so awesome! did you ever make the marshmallow houses?

  • 426 megan // Dec 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Beth – I didn’t get around to trying a marshmallow version last year. I might try this year though. Thanks for the reminder!

  • 427 Liz // Dec 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I LOVE these!! You are so good!! I am going to plan a time with my sis and do a ton to give away…I hope. Love all of your tips…you really set a baker up to do it right!! Lovely…and look your blog post is still going strong a year later!! =)

  • 428 Laura // Dec 2, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Love these!

    Am including you in my blog advent calendar, I hope you don’t mind my using your picture to link to your tutorial?

    Happy Christmas and thanks for sharing this!

  • 429 Brandy // Dec 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Love, Love, LOVE these cookies!! I cannot wait to try my hand at them. I only hope they come out half as cute as yours!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • 430 Phyllis {My Wedding Concierge} // Dec 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Amazing creativity – will have to try this sometime!

  • 431 Elizabeth // Dec 3, 2010 at 5:25 am

    I made these last year and I was the talk of the town:)
    So Thank you, I have shared your blog on facebook, and also on my blog.Happy Holidays ♥

  • 432 Megalina // Dec 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Hey Megan in Seattle, I’m Meghen in Seattle also. :) I love your tiny gingerbread houses! I can’t wait to make these for all my coworkers! They’re so fantastic!

  • 433 green » Hosting the Cookie Swap // Dec 5, 2010 at 7:17 am

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  • 434 Monique // Dec 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    I just made these..not as cute as yours:) Lots of icing:) Must have snowed a lot where I am..But thanks so much..I saw yours last year and kept the pattern.Thank you thank you.

  • 435 Pepparkakeland | decemberfluff // Dec 6, 2010 at 3:41 am

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  • 436 Gingerbread House » Stitch n Spoon // Dec 6, 2010 at 8:12 am

    […] “I had been thinking about those sugar cubes that hook on the rim of a teacup earlier this month, and I was also thinking about 3-D cookies and how they fit together and figured it would be pretty neat to make cookies that hang on the edge of a mug. I thought I was being so brilliant but it only took a few seconds to discover that a flat cookie on the edge of a mug has already been done. So I started wondering what else I could do. At the time I was making a bunch of gingerbread recipes trying to find one that would hold up for my partridge in a pear tree cookie, so a gingerbread house was on my mind.” – Not Martha […]

  • 437 megan // Dec 6, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Liz – Thanks, I hope yours went well. It’s easier once you get into a rhythm.

    Laura – Not at all, thanks for including me!

    Brandy – Thank you, I hope you have fun.

    Thanks Elizabeth!

    Megalina – Have fun!

    Monique – I made lots that weren’t as clean as the ones in the pictures :)

  • 438 MONDAY INSPIRATION | diy christmas projects! // Dec 6, 2010 at 6:23 pm

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  • 439 Matthew // Dec 7, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Simple Awesome.

    What a magically idea.

    I will knock up a few of these for the coming Christmas.

    Thanks for sharing.


  • 440 EyePonder » Blog Archive » Party favorites // Dec 7, 2010 at 11:11 pm

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  • 441 shiri // Dec 8, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Thanks! these are so cute!! our friends just moved to a new house and this would make a cool gift for them :).
    What did you use in order to glue it all together?

  • 442 megan // Dec 8, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Shiri – I used the usual royal icing. I used a smaller than normal piping tip since I needed less than usual, as well as wiping away big globs to keep it tidy looking.

  • 443 Yes, Please // Dec 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

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  • 444 shiri // Dec 9, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Thanks Megan! can’t wait to try and make these!

  • 445 Gingerbread « Intentionally Creating A Positive Life // Dec 9, 2010 at 4:36 am

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  • 446 Irene Insigne // Dec 9, 2010 at 8:28 am

    This is the cutest holiday project!! I love it. You are one creative and talented lady. More power to your wonderful blog. I should be visiting more often.

  • 447 Mocha // Dec 9, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for, a cute project for my girls. I need to check out your blog. Thanks again for taking the time to share these great ideas.

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  • 449 Tara // Dec 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Hi, I just had to try these! I made the 3/8 inch door houses. Put them together (three prototypes) and tried them on small mugs. But they don’t fit on the mug! Not that the door wasn’t wide enough, but they don’t curve with the edge of the mug. How do you make them fit on the curve??

  • 450 megan // Dec 9, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Tara – I’m so sorry! Not being able to see the mugs I’m afraid I cannot offer any advice. I know that some of my mugs have thicker walls than one might suspect because the rim is thinner. Could it be something like that?

  • 451 Tara // Dec 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I tried them on several different mugs. I’m afraid I’m not very patient and tried them before they were completely dry. So I wasn’t really able to ‘push’ them on. Once dried a little more I was able to wiggle them on better (on a small mug with thin edges), but the cookie started to crack. I think I’ll try the bigger door next. Funny though, we have a set of short jack daniels glasses with straight edges. They fit perfect on those! Jack and Coke…. and a gingerbread house??

    I want to take these to christmas eve at a relatives house, but not knowing what type of mugs they have maybe I’ll have to bring my own.

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  • 455 marla // Dec 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    love it!

  • 456 Brandy // Dec 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I shared your DIY with my readers. Feel free to check it out:

    Great job!

  • 457 Wendy O // Dec 11, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I love gingerbread! I was thinking about making teeny tiny houses since they would be so much easier to decorate when I happened up on your site! These are perfectly adorable!!! You are so smart!

  • 458 tiny gingerbread houses // Dec 11, 2010 at 1:08 pm

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  • 459 Eden // Dec 11, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    omg i LOOOOVVVVEEE THESESEEEE!!! so cute!

  • 460 Very Annie Mary // Dec 12, 2010 at 7:04 am

    […] know where the elves got the idea,  what a talented and clever lady…her gingerbread houses look better than mine too – I mean the elves…. […]

  • 461 bitavin // Dec 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    What a wonderful idea!
    Thank you very much!
    For this year it’s too late, but next year I’ll try to bake these sweet little houses.


  • 462 Susan Ballard Fulks // Dec 14, 2010 at 10:13 am

    LOVE IT!!! We did the same thing “similar” a couple of years ago, but we wanted it to be something that could be used all the time, instead of being eaten….so we made the cinnamon/apple sauce dough…rolled it out, used gingerbread house cookie cutters, and then let them dry out (takes a couple of days)…then used epoxy glue to sandwich the pieces together..and let dry for 24 hours….then we used polymer clay to make little candy canes, gum drops, snowflakes, etc. and glued on the house. When the houses were completed and everything was rock solid, we varnished each house with acrylic nail polish clear nail hardner (or top coat). And let dry, added more varnish, let dry. It’s been a family tradition for YEARS to make the homemade cocoa mix, which we put in small mason jars, OR the GLAD/RUBBERMAID very small container with twist on caps. This year, we found gingerbread marshmallow men (and yes…they taste like gingerbread) to on top of the cocoa mix in the jar before twisting the caps on. All through the years, when we stop by yard sales, or go to flea markets, we always find holiday cups and mugs for pennies. We buy them and stock them in a clear storage box in our pantry. So when it was ready to make the gift, we put the gingerbread house on the rim of the mugs, along with the jar of cocoa, and a mini scoop or whisk (easy to find online…and at WalMart or Target). The gingerbread house works on the rims of the cups just like the polymer clay pot buddies we made to put on terra cotta pots inside and outside of our home. We have made them here and there, along the way on holidays, and we have friends and relatives that still have theirs when we first gave them as gifts several years ago, and they still use them on their mugs whenever they have Christmas parties or family for the holidays. After the holidays, you can wrap them in tissue, place them in ziplock bags, and store them in container in your pantry or kitchen cabinets. They are ready to be used again for the next holiday season. Since the house is used out of the “cinnamon” clay, if the cocoa comes up to the rim of the cup, the house will not get soggy, and it smells good, which adds to the “aroma” of the hot cocoa. We loved this craft so much, we made other things to go with other holidays throughout the year that would fit on rims of tumblers or glasses (i. e., lemon and orange slices…watermelon, American Flag, etc.). AND don’t freak out about the polymer clay, if you varnish the item several times with the varnish, it will serve as a protective coat, and therefore safe to be touching the liquid, but if you are worried about it, just don’t let the beverage get that high. We’ve used them for YEARS, and we’ve never had a problem. When you are ready to put them up, make sure you wash them off with a very mild detergent (watered down) and let “air dry” and then you can pack them away. I work with polymer clay anyway for over 40 years, and i just like the fact that you can use the mini-gingerbread house over and over again, and they still smell just as good as when we first made them with the “cinnamon” clay. You can also add cloves or nutmeg to the dough. Try it…i think you will like it, and you can add a lot more stuff to the house and the roof without fear of them coming off.

  • 463 Kevin Chard // Dec 14, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    These are amazing! What a clever idea—I won’t have time to try them this year but they are first on my list for 20011. Thanks for the incredible tasty design.

  • 464 Kevin Chard // Dec 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    These are amazing! What a clever idea—I won’t have time to try them this year but they are first on my list for 2011. Thanks for the incredible and I’m certain tasty design.

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  • 466 Monika // Dec 14, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Thank you so much for this wonderful inspiration! I shared this idea with my readers too :-)

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  • 469 Michele // Dec 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    We just love how creative this idea is. Hope you dont mind but we had to blog about it!

  • 470 15 Cities in Gingerbread | Test Blog // Dec 15, 2010 at 7:58 pm

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  • 471 Catherine // Dec 15, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Amazing! How inventive! You’ve inspired me to release my creative spirit =)

    Thanks! C x

  • 472 Liv // Dec 16, 2010 at 5:11 am

    That is all together too clever.

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  • 475 Monika // Dec 16, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I love this idea. Thanks from Germany.

  • 476 Merrill F. // Dec 17, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Cutest. Thing. Ever.

  • 477 Jenn // Dec 17, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Best idea ever. I blogged about it! Thanks for sharing.

  • 478 Have a Cup of Tea | Little Black Guidebook // Dec 17, 2010 at 2:38 pm

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  • 479 Lynn Meek // Dec 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    all the superlatives have been taken!!!!!
    It would be wonderful to have small cookie cutters made in the shapes of the templates and packaged to sell as a little kit with the gingerbread recipe!!! It would be so much easier than cutting out individual pieces by hand and would also make all the pieces consistent…..
    just a thought! this is such an incredibly unique creation you’ve come up with!

  • 480 Emily Dugan // Dec 18, 2010 at 6:42 am

    OMG! These are adorable! I’ve never seen anything like these before! So original and so cute to me. Thank you for sharing. I don’t know if I am talented enough to make these, but I will definitely have to share this page.

  • 481 Guest Post: Mini Gingerbread Houses, Part 2 | Jeff Ha // Dec 19, 2010 at 4:12 am

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  • 482 Jennifer // Dec 19, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Yes, it’s a great idea and your execution was superb, but I want to comment on your incredible post. Great photos! Great instructions! You anticipated what we would need, and you provided the information while also making us pine for making the project. Great job, hon!

  • 483 Shaun Mullin // Dec 19, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Etsy seller, KGSweets, is using this recipe for sales. That may be fine, but she also uses your pics as her own. Below is one transaction, as the listing is no longer visible. One can see by her negative feedback that something is amiss. And, unfortunately, I’m one of her ‘customers’. =(


    Seller may have understanding with you, if so please disregard, but from this artist’s view that’s just stealing.

  • 484 Shaun Mullin // Dec 19, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Oh, BTW, YES these are adorable. Next time I will make them for my company or we’ll just have a “house raising” party with them. Sounds so much more fun than just getting them in a package.

  • 485 Hana // Dec 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    This is the cutest gingerbread house ever! My son and I had a great time decorating mini houses and I put them on my blog! Thank you for sharing!

  • 486 Laurie // Dec 19, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Those are absolutely adorable! Great idea!

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  • 488 Amisha // Dec 20, 2010 at 9:51 am

    What a wonderful idea!

  • 489 {kate} // Dec 20, 2010 at 9:55 am

    So adorable! Very clever and creative! Thank you for sharing your instructions, too!!

  • 490 Isabel DreamWeddingItaly // Dec 21, 2010 at 5:40 am

    This is a brillant idea! Personally i woul use them in a winter themed wedding and serve on clay cups of mulled vine. Rreally great!

  • 491 Staci // Dec 21, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I can’t even tell you how much I love these! I’m including them in my Friday Favorites this week!

  • 492 Things That Make Me Smile: Xmas Crafts « WishWishWish // Dec 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

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  • 493 Stacy // Dec 21, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Megan, My niece and I made these today. We didn’t roll the dough thin enough but here are the pics. Thanks so much for posting this we had fun and it was such a clever idea. Also thanks for posting the pattern, it made our lives easier.

  • 494 Stacy // Dec 21, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Okay, Here are the pics…I hope

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  • 498 Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 // Dec 23, 2010 at 10:23 am

    What a brilliant, adorable, and beautifully conceived project. Thank you so much for the inspiration and the PDF!

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  • 500 Julie. // Dec 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Congrats on the Etsy link! You is famous!

  • 501 Gail // Dec 23, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I made these lovely gingerbread houses and brought them to work. Brought 12 and came home empty-handed. I had to make more for my grandchildren. Easy to make, look so cute and tons of compliments. I will make them again next year.

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  • 507 axelina // Dec 27, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Wonderful idea! cute!

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  • 509 Sanly // Dec 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Lots of Fun and Very Inspirational, THANKS!!=)

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  • 512 Heather // Jan 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    totally obsessed with this idea. LOVE IT!

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  • 514 Daryl // Jan 5, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Great idea…

  • 515 Janice // Jan 24, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I love these houses-they were on my “must make” holiday list this year. Unfortunately, along with 90% of the rest of the list it just didn’t happen. But this week I did make some perching cookies inspired by your post!

    Thank you for the wonderful idea, I love your blog!

  • 516 Joan // Feb 1, 2011 at 8:06 am

    You are incredible!!!!! Thank you for sharing..your details are something else! I love it!

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  • 518 Bakingbitsandbobs // Feb 9, 2011 at 6:44 am

    These are terribly cute!! You are so creative!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • 519 HelenC // Mar 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I made these for Christmas gifts and everyone was thrilled. I’ve now had shaped cutters made by a friend so I can make even more this year. Thanks xx

  • 520 Jennifer // Mar 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Do these freeze well? It’s springtime and I want to make them way before Christmas time. These are amazing!

  • 521 megan // Mar 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Jennifer – I’m afraid I don’t know if they freeze well. I would be afraid of how brittle they’d be and if the royal icing would not adhere afterwards. Sorry I cannot be of more help!

  • 522 Jennifer // Mar 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    If I try these one day and freeze them, I’ll be sure to post my results.

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  • 531 Dorothy // Jul 8, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    OMG these are adorable!!!! I would like to know if you would sell these? I would definally buy them already made and packaged and of course pay for shipping and handling charges as well.. PLEASE email me back if this is at all possible….. thank you

  • 532 Dorothy // Jul 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    OMG these are adorable!!!! I would like to know if you would sell these? I would definally buy them already made and packaged and of course pay for shipping and handling charges as well.. PLEASE email me back if this is at all possible….. thank you NOOOOOOO I never wrote to you before! but I would like an answer!

  • 533 megan // Jul 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Dorothy – I’m sorry, I do not make these to sell. Due to the time involved I would have to charge a LOT for it to be worth it.

  • 534 Carriechelle // Sep 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    These would be cute at springtime, too .. made as sugar cookies, and decorated as bird houses! :) Thanks for sharing, very cute idea!!!

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  • 537 Mal // Oct 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Hmmm, any ideas why the pictures will not show up when I try to pin to Pinterest?

  • 538 megan // Oct 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Mal – Oh no, not again. I think I know what is going on, it involves shutting off a setting after I’ve upgraded my WordPress. I’ll fix it asap. I am so sorry!

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  • 541 Faith // Nov 11, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I found you while doing a search on pinterest for gingerbread house patterns. I just ADORE your cute little pattern. The Betty Crocker mix in a bag is AMAZING.

  • 542 Faythe // Nov 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    That is the most adorable thing I’ve seen all day. Thank you.

  • 543 Jenny // Nov 17, 2011 at 5:39 am

    Those cookie houses are so cute, I just bought cookie cutters for this, in Sweden where I live, you can see them here: ( Did you sell the idea to them? You have a wonderful blog!

  • 544 Vivian // Nov 17, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    This is BRILLIANT, so making it for my group at school tomorrow

  • 545 Madfishmonger // Nov 19, 2011 at 8:27 am

    These are adorable! I featured them over on my food blog

  • 546 Tania Skinner // Nov 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Hi Megan!! Just wanted to let you know that I think these mini houses are adorable & I’m going to attempt them as part of my christmas baking gifts for my girlfriends this year. I have a question though, I’ve printed out your template PDF file on A4 paper and the shapes look massive. I’m wondering if you have any dimensions that you could tell me so that I could work out the correct size. I’m in Australia so I have to convert your inches measurements anyway :) Thanks for your help :)

  • 547 Lynn/MI // Nov 21, 2011 at 11:58 am

    How simply amazing! Wish all our parents, grandparents were still alive so they could enjoy along with us! Will keep them in mind when I do some baking for a charitable event!!! Thanks ever so much for sharing with us!

  • 548 Ida May Bueno // Nov 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    these are so adorable!!! these will definitely be a superstar at our Christmas table!!! :-)


  • 549 Norma (Brazil) // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Congratulations! It’s just beautiful!

  • 550 Conny // Nov 22, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Hi Megan, thanks for your wunderfull things (or stuff ?)!!! Please don’t stop it. My english is not good, sorry. I’m from the good old germany.

  • 551 Assia // Nov 23, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I made them last year :-) They are absolutely adorable. Thanks for the brilliant idea :-)

  • 552 Mariette // Nov 25, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I LOVE THESE!!!!
    What a great idea!
    I just sent the link to my sister so now -hopefully- we can make them together!
    This will be so much fun:)

  • 553 Janice (Farmersgirl) // Nov 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Incredible, original idea. Love, love, love them!

  • 554 Sarah // Nov 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I’m in love! I love LOVE these tiny little houses and the pictures are incredible. It would be awesome to live in a cookie house over a hot chocolate sea =D Awesome work, thanks for sharing it!

  • 555 Valerie // Dec 1, 2011 at 8:36 am

    these are very cute and creative!!

  • 556 Heather // Dec 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Super cute! I’ll definitely have to try these this year! :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • 557 Carmen // Dec 3, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    These are pure genius!! Not that you need the traffic, but I am featuring these on my Sleigh Ride 2011 this Christmas with a link back! Thanks so much for the tutorial and the inspiration. Can’t wait to try these!!

  • 558 Janet // Dec 4, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Thank you! I made these for my book club Christmas party, and they are so fun and adorable. You are very creative. Many thanks.

  • 559 Tina // Dec 5, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Woaw! Fantastic!!!

  • 560 Candace Kennedy // Dec 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I love this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing! I can’t wait to feature on my blog ( this coming week…and share my own pictures from trying this great idea. I hope this is okay and you take a moment to stop by and check out the other wonderful gingerbread ideas. Again, love the idea!! Candace

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  • 562 Susan // Dec 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    What about using crushed lifesavers as stained glass windows in your house? Has anyone tried that? It would be easy to do on the outside walls ~ and maybe even do it with a four-paned window? Just an idea I thought of while I was reading through the instructions.

  • 563 Françoise-Porcelaine // Dec 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Hello from Paris (France),

    I’m so happy to discover your gingerbreadhouses!!! Thanks you so much!
    I’ll try to cook some for Christmas with my family!!
    Friendly yours.
    See you soon!

  • 564 Jean // Dec 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Genius !
    They look so adoreably cute :-)

    Jean x x

  • 565 Siobhan // Dec 14, 2011 at 1:45 am

    this is the cutest thing – love it!

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  • 567 Corrie Anne // Dec 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    That’s pretty genius. I’m giving it a try today!

  • 568 Mary Beth // Dec 17, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Sorry, here’s what happened with our 3 hr project. We made all the pieces and they turned out perfect (first few we made too thin and they broke after cooling). Unfortunately no matter how thin or thick the icing, the house would collapse. Last year we made a full sized gingerbread house and used canned frosting. We will try these little houses with canned frosting tomorrow, We are pooped! We’re going to make the wine glass rings, though. Thanks for ideas.

  • 569 Linda L. // Dec 18, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I just found these on Canadian Parents’ blog and will definitely be making them. I made my shopping list yesterday for a gingerbread train that takes hours to make – guess what’s off my to-do list?!?
    I will make one side a little shorter to go inside the mugs and maybe lengthen the outside part so it is a better anchor. Luckily I got a great deal on big mugs this summer and gave them to everyone in my family so I know the exact size to make!

  • 570 Jessica // Dec 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    It wasn’t until they were all assembled that I realized that my print setting was on “fit to printable” (instead of “none”) and thus the template was much larger than intended. Now I have cute, but too large for coffee mugs, gingerbread houses. I have to laugh at myself because it wasn’t until all of them were done that I checked to see how one would fit on a mug and realized this! :)

  • 571 Chris // Dec 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Oh my gosh…….gotta make some of these this week! They’re adorable!

  • 572 Lisa Pietsch // Dec 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    These are amazing! So simple, so perfect! You are a goddess!

  • 573 Helen // Dec 19, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I just made these for a dinner party, and had a similar problem to Jessica. Mine did still fit on the mugs I have, but were much larger than yours. It’s a great recipe and an amazing ideas, nothing but compliments, I used red and green M&Ms to decorate, which went down well with the younger guests. Perhaps it is a difference in paper size? I used A4 as opposed to US Letter, so perhaps that affected the size they came out.

    Thanks for the extra notes, too! They really helped :)

  • 574 Laura // Dec 19, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Fantastic! Wonderful!!! I shared it on my Italian Blog

    I hope you don’t mind…

  • 575 Barbara D.--Glen Spey, NY // Dec 20, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Dear Megan,
    I want to make the tiny gingerbread houses but didn’t see a gingerbread recipe on your website. Let me know your recipe. Thanks. Love, Barbara

  • 576 Holly // Dec 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    These would be adorable at a housewarming party…but with coffee!

  • 577 Kathryn // Dec 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I am so impressed. You are so wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing all the details of this delightful and tiny project!

  • 578 ThAL // Dec 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    This is so cute! I must try it. :). Thanks for the tutorial.

  • 579 Ju Alvarez // Dec 27, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Uau….de tirar o fôlego!


    Grande abraço,


  • 580 shady gardener // Dec 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Just found this cute idea. They are adorable and I’m going to see if some of us can’t have a little workshop one of these days! :-) Thanks!

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  • 582 A & H // Jan 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    This is such a cool idea. We tried it for christmas fell in love with the idea. It’s definitely join on the tradition list :)

  • 583 Sybil // Jan 14, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Can’t wait until next Christmas season to make these to give as gifts – tucked onto a Christmas mug with packets of hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, and a cinnamon stick stirrer!

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  • 585 Silvia Lückmann // Jan 17, 2012 at 3:15 am

    WOW Blog more beautiful,
    I wish you much health and happiness for all in 2012 and always

  • 586 Wedding Photographer Sydney // Apr 30, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Absolutely awesome idea for cute and practical gifts. I have a friend who has recently started a cake making business. This would be a fantastic idea for her.

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  • 588 Alison // May 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    No shortage of love for this fantastic idea. And well worthy!!

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  • 596 Katherine // Oct 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    You have done a great job of a tutorial!
    You have made this so simple to follow.
    Have you one on the marshmallow house shapes you talked about? I’d love to try those!

  • 597 To bake list: Tiny Gingerbread Houses : // Oct 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

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  • 599 muscade // Oct 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    funny and lovely :-)

  • 600 Glzlife // Nov 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Love these!!! So cute! Thanks for sharing!

  • 601 NOEMI // Nov 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    This is SO adorable! If I have the time and patience, I’m going to give it a try this Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • 602 The Friday Feature | Lovely Wren // Nov 9, 2012 at 7:08 am

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  • 603 Christine VanDyke // Nov 9, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I Love gingerbread and I Love this Idea..what great gifts!!! Thanks for the idea…MERRY CHRISTMAS

  • 604 Frank Bragg // Nov 9, 2012 at 10:53 am

    My wife and daughter think this is a have to do for christmas and I have to admit they are cute.

  • 605 Adrienne // Nov 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Love these! Well done! Can’t wait to see the marshmallow version…

  • 606 Eva // Nov 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I am planning on making these for christmas for a bunch of people so to prepare accordingly, approximately how many houses did you get out of martha’s recipes?

  • 607 megan // Nov 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Eva – I’m afraid I don’t know! I made this three years ago and didn’t keep notes on how many came from each batch of dough. I won’t have time to make them again to find out until well after Thanksgiving. I’m so sorry!

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  • 609 Paloma // Nov 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I made them last week and they were too cute to be eaten! thank you so much for the idea, this is how they turned out

  • 610 Dianne // Nov 28, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I just have to make these! They are so cute. Thank you for sharing

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  • 614 Beke // Dec 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    these are just brilliant. best thing ive seen these last few years. ive only just found them rhis morning. last year i made my first smaller size gingerbread houses as gifts, but was thinking of someway to do something different with gingerbread. and here they are. i am sure my two closer friends will justlve these!!

  • 615 Lyn // Dec 6, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Too cute for words. I’ll be making these for my church’s Christmas cookie and candy sale. I’ll also be making them for our family Christmas dinner and will turn them into place cards by using icing to glue a toothpick into the seam of the roof and affixing card stock to the top of the toothpick. I’m going to NOT cut out the door on one wall.

  • 616 Bonnie // Dec 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    These have blown me away. I think they’re among the cutest things I’ve seen. Unfortunately I just couldn’t get them to line up right on the mug after the royal icing dried – and then they collapsed – despite drying a few hours. So will just make these as minis without the doors and use as a christmas dessert option. But will probably keep trying to get them to work for me on mugs. Great idea.

  • 617 Lidia López // Dec 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Realmente hermoso!!!!!!!

  • 618 ATasteOfMadness // Jan 8, 2013 at 8:08 am

    This is such a cute idea!!

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  • 620 Paullett // Feb 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Just found these. Since Christmas is over and Easter is just a “hop-skip & a jump” away I think I will make little bird houses and rabbit hutches instead of the houses. Great idea and inspiration! Thanks!

  • 621 northierthanthou // May 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Neat idea. …now I am hungry for hot chocolate and gingerbread.

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  • 625 Belle // Oct 20, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Oh my god, these are the most adorable things ever- thanks for the helpful tips, I will definitely attempt these for Christmas this year! :)

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    I have GOT to make these!! These are just way too cute!

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  • 630 Holly // Nov 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    You should get this patented.

  • 631 Elizabeth // Nov 21, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Do you sell them (small gingerbread houses) by any chance for those of us that know better than to even try this…way beyond my skill level!

  • 632 Laura // Nov 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. Pinning! I love it. I hope I get to make them.

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    This is such a brilliant idea!! I’ve just made mine and added a link back to your blog, hope that’s ok. I couldn’t get mine to look as good as yours!

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  • 664 Sonia Rumzi // Aug 3, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Thank you so much for your generous sharing of your pattern. It is lovely.

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  • 666 Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) // Nov 20, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    When I saw these in Williams-Sonoma this year, I wondered if they got the idea from you!||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_-

  • 667 megan // Nov 21, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Susan – Looks like it!

  • 668 arlene // Dec 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I love these little houses. Why can’t they be made out of the pre-made cookie dough (gingerbread)?? Also, I want to try to make them out of chip board or cardboard, decorate and use them as ornaments.

  • 669 Melanie // Dec 9, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I’m from Venezuela. They are the cutest idea ever! Even though it is very difficult to find all ingredients, I will substitute some. I will bake them today and assemble them tomorrow. They will be the Christmas gift for my child’s teachers. Do you think I could substitute the unsulphured molasses with maple syrup?
    Thanks for sharing this lovely idea!

  • 670 Melanie // Dec 11, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I did it! It was a pain though. I will buy the cutters for my next attempt. The cookie cutting was the worst part, but well worth it! LOVE THEM. Thank you

  • 671 ayudiahrespatih // Jul 25, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    These little house… Looks soo cutee love them!

  • 672 Amy // Dec 10, 2015 at 7:22 am

    It looks like Williams-Sonoma has taken your brilliant idea and is now selling it in its holiday catalog as Gingerbread House Mug Toppers (without giving you any credit). Yours are better! Link.

  • 673 megan // Dec 10, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Amy – Why thank you. This isn’t the first, but I deeply appreciate your acknowledgement that the idea was my own!

    (I fixed the link you put in your comment, I hope you don’t mind!)

  • 674 Katie // Dec 14, 2015 at 3:01 am

    These are incredibly creative – perfect for parties and get togethers’ – simply wonderful

  • 675 Chloe // Dec 22, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    They are fabulous and thank you for sharing! Can you share how did you assemble the house? Do you assemble them before chilling? Will the dough stand up in the fridge or freezer? So attempted to try these soon, just made my boring ginger man bread today.

  • 676 megan // Dec 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Chloe – I assembled these the way you would any gingerbread house, after baking the pieces, and the panels are so lightweight that it’s easy to glue them together with royal icing and let them set. Does that help?

  • 677 Julie Henriksen // Jul 1, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Haha! So cute and original! Gingerbread tastes a little better when dipped in coffee, so a perfect match!

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