Happy Holidays to you from me. You’re welcome. 
Yes, I made it from scratch. No, I did not use a template. It took 10 batches gingerbread, 8 batches of royal frosting. Too much candy. 3 weeks and 60+ hours of my life. A few extra pounds on my rump. It was so fun! 

 Ron, Harry, and Hermione. 

Ron’s wand is complete with spellotape. Hermione is carrying a stack of gingerbread books. She eats it up.


The tower roof is made of these mint-waffle wafers I found at Target. They were so tasty I ate too many and I had to go back and get more to finish!

 Candy and gingerbread remnants. This what my kitchen has looked like for the past three weeks, more or less. It’s been torture for the kids to see all the candy and not be able to eat it all. (Though they had more than their fair share!) My husband ate all the gingerbread scraps.

Gingerbread Hogwarts will be consumed at our New Year’s Eve party by the neighborhood children, as is tradition with any gingerbread structure I make every year. This is by far the largest. It’s going to be so tasty!

Happy Holidays Friends!!


  1. You are my hero! Holy crap!!!

    • E.Maree

    • December 17, 2012

    • 8:12 pm

    This is amazing. Will be sharing the link on Twitter. 🙂

  2. That is awesome!

    • Whitney

    • December 17, 2012

    • 9:37 pm

    Can you enter this into a contest or something? My goodness, that is amazing!

  3. I am very impressed!

    • Robin

    • December 17, 2012

    • 10:33 pm

    Unbelievable. I can’t even make a basic gingerbread house stand up. We’ve taken to super glueing them together.
    You are amazing!

  4. Love it! I’ll have to share this post with my kiddos. :o)

    • Lisa

    • December 18, 2012

    • 12:54 am


  5. He-who-must-not-be-eaten is fantastic!

    • Suzi

    • December 18, 2012

    • 2:54 am

    Wow. That is beautiful.

  6. Very cool. Even my 13 year old approves.

  7. LOVE!!

    • Tiffany

    • December 18, 2012

    • 1:47 pm


  8. Wow, that gingerbread castle and all that candy look so good! And I love your Harry Potter gingerbread people. I admire your dedication for spending so many hours on this. I don’t even have the patience to spend more than a few minutes in the kitchen.

    • Melodie

    • December 19, 2012

    • 6:04 pm

    SO COOL!

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