Haunted Gingerbread Houses That Look Terrifyingly Tasty

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Decorating gingerbread houses is a holiday tradition, but we’re not talking about winter holidays. Put a spooky twist on a classic gingerbread design and use it as Halloween decor. Dark color schemes, wilted roof tiles, boarded windows, and creepy characters are some details that will help turn a charming gingerbread home into an edible house of horror. If you enjoy baking, make the pieces from-scratch. If you’d rather skip to decorating, there are plenty of cookie house kits on the market that need little assembly. Want to make a haunted home of your own? Get inspired by these creatives: 

Photo: Supermakeit


Ella from One Cake a Day made this fun and frightful home using a kit, but provides a downloadable pattern if you’d rather create something homemade. 


This sweet little house has a touch of sparkle and something scary and it’s gluten-free! Torie Jayne gives the run down on her site.


Rather than using gingerbread cookie, Supermakeit constructed this daunting little cottage from graham crackers. Black candies and sunflower seeds add a creative dark detail.


Get instructions from Anne Marie Laney to build this haunted and illuminated house.


Make a house that is a little frightening and a lot of fun with steps from A Cup for My Cake.


Serious Eats breaks down how to make this eerie and edible estate, complete with boarded up windows and a graveyard.


Another wickedly cool shack from Supermakeit is accented with playfull green treats.


Oh Sugar Events crafted this ready-made house from a kit, but you’d never be able to tell from the looks of these hauntingly handsome decorations.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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