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Gingerbread House Cupcakes

Gingerbread cupcakes are a great winter activity when you are getting through yet another snow day or perfect for a class party. Gingerbread House Cupcakes

I absolutely love making gingerbread houses with my kids. It is one of the highlights of the year for us. That being said, it is an enjoyable activity now that my babies are older and can sit and do an activity for a long time. Our houses can take hours. That wasn’t always the case. When they were little, we would either make teeny ones out of graham crackers, or a cupcake version like this one that I made for Go Bold With Butter.

This gingerbread cupcake is one of my favorite baking activities to do with kids because it is so easy, the kids can do all of it easily by themselves. You can really holiday these up and make them mini red and green gingerbread houses for Christmas, but I made a more subdued version, a winter cabin or birdhouse that is just as appropriate in February as it is in during Christmastime. It is a perfect snow day activity. The kids can bake, decorate, and eat a fun activity.

how to make gingerbread cupcakes

To make the gingerbread cupcakes:

  • gingerbread cupcakes
  • chocolate frosting
  • graham crackers
  • cinnamon square cereal (Life is my favorite.)
  • candies for decoration (chocolate covered candies, nonpareils, mini marshmallows)

You can find my recipes for the cupcakes and buttercream here.

how to make gingerbread cupcakes

Add a small dab of frosting to a graham cracker square. Cut off a small piece of the bottom of the cupcake so that it will stand. Frost the front of the cupcake and place the flat side down onto the graham cracker.

how to make gingerbread cupcakes

Add a generous amount of frosting to the top of the cupcake, pushing it down the sides. This acts as the glue for the roof.

how to make gingerbread cupcakes

Add a square for one side of the roof.

how to make gingerbread cupcakes

Add another and press firmly to stick.

how to make gingerbread cupcakes

Spread some more frosting all over the roof and adhere cereal to make shingles.

how to make gingerbread cupcakes

Add windows, doors, and decorations.

Gingerbread House Cupcakes

I used chocolate covered candies from Unreal to decorate. They are made with natural food coloring, and I loved the color palette. (They are also a local Boston company which makes me love them even more.)

Gingerbread House Cupcakes

Hop over to the Go Bold With Butter website to get the full recipe for the gingerbread cupcakes and chocolate frosting.

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  1. Linda | The Baker Who Kerns

    December 21st, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Oh my goodness your Christmas themed bakes this year are amazing! These little houses are so cute! I wish I had the time to do something like this but let’s be honest I will just be lounging with my family watching I Love Lucy reruns and snacking on peppermint chocolate. Happy Holidays!

  2. bakedbree

    December 29th, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun this year doing them. Happy Holidays!

  3. annie

    December 22nd, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I’m so in love with this idea! What a wonderful way to involve all the kids without making anybody feel left out. Or ….you know…. adults (ahem) who’ve had a gingerbread house fail or two. pinning.

  4. bakedbree

    December 29th, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Been there, done that! These are fun and do not take any where near as long as a cookie house.

  5. Meaghan

    January 3rd, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Bah-rilliant!! Cupcakes as a base? Bah-rilliant. Definitely pinning and sharing. 🙂

  6. bakedbree

    January 6th, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks for the pin!

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