It's astounding what DIYers can do with some gingerbread and a few trusty tools! You'll see how TOH
readers put their band saws, wood rasps, belt sanders, Dremels, and X-Acto knives to work to build this year's roundup of edible abodes—and a few other kinds of cookie creations (like Santa's car and Noah's Ark, shown at left).
We're proud to present the best masterpieces from the 2012 TOH
Gingerbread House Contest. Here, we count down to the $500 Grand Prize winning house in hopes that we'll inspire you to create your own baked bungalow this holiday season.
Can't get enough? See all of this year's entries
to gather even more inspiration for your very own creation.