With candy cane fences, gumdrop pathways and frosting everywhere, gingerbread houses are a popular way to decorate for Christmas. The best designs can take weeks or months to prepare and come complete with marzipan statuettes, intricately piped royal icing and lighted windows made of sugar. In simpler forms, gingerbread house kits can be decorated in just a few hours — perfect for an evening of holiday-themed entertainment or starting an annual family tradition. Feast your eyes on these amazing gingerbread houses. You’re bound to find some inspiring ideas for decorating your own masterpiece.