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19 Beautiful & Elaborate Gingerbread Houses

From mid-century marvels to magnificent castles, these cookie-based structures are too stunning to eat.

This gingerbread house in shades of teal by food stylist for @epicurious is a mid-century modern dream. And did I mention there's wallpaper inside every room?Joseph De Leo for Epicurious and food styling by Judy Kim
This row of gingerbread houses, finished with candy cane details, looks like it was pulled straight off a snowy London street.cuppyuppycake/Moment/Getty Images