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:
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.