Win a Copy of Easy Gingerbread Houses

Easy Gingerbread Houses book


Dear friends,

I discovered the most charming holiday book, and I’m excited to share it with you. Easy Gingerbread Houses by Lisa Anderson will inspire even non-bakers to tap their inner edible architect. All of the houses in this book are made with building materials like graham crackers, cookies, ice cream cones, frosting, cereal and candy treats.

The book’s creator Lisa Anderson is also the author of Cupcake Cakes and No-Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids and she’s an editor, baker and stand-up comedienne.

In addition to icing recipes and building tips, she shares 23 different house designs in this charming book.

Here are a few examples.

Don’t you love this whimsical windmill made with sugar wafer cookies and gumdrop tulips?


Windmill Gingerbread House


Here’s a fun tiki hut topped with a thatched roof made from shredded wheat cereal:


Tiki hut gingerbread house


And look at this charming Swiss Chalet, complete with Tootsie Roll window boxes and Smarties roof trim.


Swiss chalet gingerbread house


Easy Gingerbread Houses is a hardback book with 72 pages that retails for $14.99 USD. Thanks to the nice people at Gibbs Smith, you could win your very own free copy. Simply leave a comment on this page and answer this question:


What are you most looking forward to this holiday season?


The giveaway is open to all readers with a U.S. or Canadian shipping address, and will run through this Sunday, December 2nd at midnight MST. I’ll announce the lucky winner on Monday, December 3rd.

BIG thanks to Gibbs Smith for providing the book for this giveaway, and good luck to all of you!


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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

10 thoughts on “Win a Copy of Easy Gingerbread Houses”

  1. I’m looking forward to spending time with all my family, getting to play in the snow, and also playing all of the Christmas songs on the piano!

  2. I’m looking forward to the great gathering and this year working on putting more of an effort on making the preparations for Christmas match the true meaning of this holiday to me.

  3. I am excited to bake Christmas cookies with my grandkids!
    The gingerbread house book looks very interesting. I would love to start a new tradition and decorate houses.

  4. One of our favorite simple holiday pursuits is going to church with my partner’s mom and sister to decorate small graham cracker gingerbread houses! We get more elaborate with our decorations every year and the competition is getting fierce (and fun!). I do feel this book would give me an edge..

  5. What stunning ideas in this wonderful book. I’m looking forward to having some mumma-daughter time and making these creations will be so exciting.

  6. I looking forward to my first born daughter and her husband welcoming a baby boy, due a few days before Christmas! I will be a first time Grandma!


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