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Gingerbread Roofs: Iconic San Francisco Bay Area Buildings in Gingerbread


Beyond Gumdrop Roofs:  As San Francisco’s trusted Gingerbread Roofing Contractor since 1976, Wedge Roofing presents the top trends in Gingerbread Roofs for 2015. Revisiting our 2013 Blog, this year we drew inspiration from iconic San Francisco, Marin County and Sonoma County Buildings recreated in Gingerbread.

San Francisco Victorian Gingerbread Roofs

The Victorian“Painted Ladies” of Alamo Square in San Francisco are exquisitely rendered in gingerbread with sugar sloped shingle roofs. Photo Credit: visitsanfrancisco.blogspot

Lombard Street San Francisco Gingerbread Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gingerbread Homes on San Francisco’s Lombard Street represent a variety of trending Gingerbread Roofs:  Scalloped Necco Wafer Roof Shingles, Orange Slice Roof Tiles, and Sugared Sheets of Single-Ply TPO Roofing. The Spray Foam Roofs -  made of Royal Icing - dusted with a Crushed Candy Cane Roof Coating provide insulated roof structure support with an adorable gumdrop cornice.  Photo Credit: GAP

 

Sausalito Gingerbread Houseboats

Highlighting Marin County’s favorite alternative housing are the Gingerbread Houseboats of Sausalito, created by CJ Spady, CPA. The roofing systems on the floating gingerbread homes include a light-weight cracker shingle roof, a pretzel parapet enclosed roof deck and a Pagoda inspired roof design with a clerestory cupola. Photo credit: Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour

Palace of Fine Arts Gingerbread House

 

 

 

Always on the cutting edge, the pastry chefs at Osteria Divino Restaurant in Sausalito replicated San Francisco's 1915 Palace of Fine Arts in gingerbread. The Rotunda Dome features a Title 24 Compliant white reflective, sugar-infused roof coating with decorative cookie accents.  Photo Credit: Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour

 

Landmark Vineyards Gingerbread Winery

 

 

 

 

Landmark Vineyards Gingerbread Winery features a lapped pattern cookie shingle roof with cupolas and a frosting-coated hip tower roof. (Photo Credit: Press Democrat)

 

LaTaqueria Gingerbread House

 

Pastry Chef and Food Blogger Karen recreated San Francisco’s Mission District La Taqueria Restaurant in gingerbread. Structural support for the flat roof design was achieved with the addition of Starbursts, Kit-Kats and Twizzlers. See Karen's Blog for interior images.

 

 

 

 

More San Francisco Bay Area Gingerbread Houses:

Visit Sonoma Wineries to see more Gingerbread Masterpieces and vote for your favorite in the 10th Annual Sonoma Valley Winery Gingerbread Contest.

In Marin County, take a wonderful walking tour of 23 Gingerbread Houses displayed in Sausalito Businesses at the 7th Annual Gingerbread House Competition and Tour

 

 

 


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