Nothing livens up a Christmas feast quite as well as a picture-perfect Gingerbread House. Architecture meets sugar and the result is delicious!
Christmas is a challenging time, with everyone hustling to create the perfect dish for the season. But a gingerbread house is different. It requires great finesse, incredible attention to detail and a genuine passion to build something beautiful.
The ones shortlisted here raised my bar for all future gingerbread houses. Do they impress you too?
Shangri-La Cupcake House Christmas Cake
Shaped to look like a sugary, cupcake home for our North Pole friends, Shangri-La rolls out their most delicate Christmas cake yet. With fondant as the primary ingredient, the Shangri-La Cupcake House Christmas Cake is a divinely moist cake that carries hints of cherry and vanilla. Candy lovers will fall in love with the overload of edible ornaments on this!
Available at Shangri-La Hotel
Häagen Dazs Christmas Chalet
Häagen Dazs dominates hands-on in terms of creativity. Keeping in mind the usual gingerbread houses, Häagen Dazs pushed their boundaries and came up with a gingerbread chalet instead! This woodshed-reminiscent is made with their festive limited edition flavour: vanilla & florestine ice cream. The sponge cake base is charmingly decorated with whipped cream and chocolate pieces.
Available at Häagen Dazs outlets
The Coffee Bean Gingerbread House
Come a-knocking at this houseful of warm, fragrant, spiced gingerbread decked with a sweet load of candies, chocolate candies and jelly sweets. Made of soft sponge cake and hard icing, the many figurines peppered around the cake add to the jingle of a white Christmas.
Available at The Coffee Bean & Tea outlets
Cloud9 Spiced Gingerbread House
Coming in three flavours – chocolate, ginger-spiced and vanilla, Cloud9 presents their Christmas special this year. Approached by a company to design a cake to fit their Christmas themed figurines, Cloud9 decided to tailor a house for each doll. Hence, each doll comes with her corresponding coloured home. What a dainty idea!
Available at Cloud9
Resorts World Sentosa Gingerbread House
Resorts World Sentosa unveils their creation last Christmas – a fairy-tale reminiscent house dashed with an assortment of delicious cookies on the roof and a delightful toffee flavour at the base. The cake is decorated with a little mistletoe and jolly Santa figurines. The snow is spun by a generous spread of icing.
Available at Resorts World Sentosa
By Nicole Lee