Christina Banner How to Build a Gingerbread House


Christina Banner is a beautiful Cake and Gingerbread Artist. Gingerbread making isn’t just for Christmas, it is a delicious art form that can be celebrated year around. One of Christina’s recent projects are Earth Day Cookies. These beautiful cookies are perfect for celebrating year round but most particularly on Earth Day when we are all reminded to leave a kinder and gentler carbon footprint.


Click HERE for full instructions on making Christina’s Earth Day Cookie!

Christina Banner’s book How To Build a Gingerbread House is full of projects that are fun year around. Right now I’m contemplating her sandcastle gingerbread. These beautiful castle is perfect to kick off your summer parties and barbeques.


Inside How To Build A Gingerbread House you will discover:

  • How to bake and build a gingerbread house from start to finish.
  • Easy to follow recipes, including two varieties of gingerbread dough, homemade snow, and cookie roof shingles.
  • Creative ideas for decorating your house, from butterscotch windows to candy-covered trees, helping you create a gingerbread house of your very own design.
  • Step-by-step instructions, using one basic house pattern, to decorate eight unique gingerbread houses that can be made and enjoyed throughout the year.
  • Tips and techniques for all levels of experience, from beginners to cake decorating experts.

Castle copy

You don’t have to be professional to make these fun creations. You just need a little imagination and time.

Christina Banner has been making gingerbread houses competitively since 1999. In 2004 she was the Grand Prize Winner of the National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2005, she won Food Network’s Gingerbread Challenge. Whether you choose to make one of the designs provided, or to create your own work of art, this book will help you have a fun and memorable experience, and a gingerbread house to be proud of! Don’t forget to check out her new Cake Baking site too!

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3 Replies to “Christina Banner How to Build a Gingerbread House”

  1. Ooo nice castle gingerbread house , I like to make gingerbread houses at christmas. So festive and tasty .

  2. I never made a gingerbread house. I have went to holiday celebrations & seen them there. They were too pretty to eat! My friend made hers from a kit. I shared this on Faceboook so others can build a gingerbread house for their holidays also! The pic above is amazing! I wouldn’t mind trying to make one myself!! Thank you for sharing!!

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