Top 5 Gingerbread Houses for Christmas

Shangri-la Cupcake House Christmas Cake ($50 onward)

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 ($50 onward)
Shangri-la Cupcake House Christmas Cake ($50 onward)

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 Chalet ($85)
Häagen Dazs Chalet ($85)

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 ($45)
The Coffee Bean Gingerbread House ($45)

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

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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 ($68 onward)
Resorts World Sentosa Gingerbread House ($68 onward)

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

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