This cake pan doesn't replace old-fashioned gingerbread house construction but I am loving this cozy holiday cottage. I have a weakness for Nordic Ware pans. I used the Gingerbread Cake recipe that came with the Nordicware pan and my office mates enjoyed it. Served with ginger whipped cream :-) I am thinking that I can make a different flavor cake for a friend that is moving into a new house. Loving this cute pan!