Look for an opening in its frosting port, and may the fork be with you.
Unless you’re turning an actual home into a giant gingerbread house, the annual tradition of creating gingerbread dwellings appears to be over.
The Pizza House, brought to us by Carrie Dennis of Thrillist, could officially end gingerbread’s run as the go-to holiday building material.
With some pizza, a few well-placed toothpicks, and the appropriate toppings, you can join in on this new holiday tradition. Instructions here.
[link, but don’t click it… Thrillist can suck it.]
If you made any gingerbread structures for Christmas… prepare to feel bad about yourself.
Gingerbread Smaug was created by 27-year old Caroline Erikkson. Each one of the dragon’s impenetrable scales was created out of cookie, along with its impressive wings and fire-breathing noggin.
Create one of your own to help guard your Christmas loot. Then make some dwarf gingerbread men and recreate that scene in The Hobbit where they get dunked in milk and have their heads bitten off.*
* may or may not have happened in the actual movie.
Anyone currently making anything made of gingerbread… Please stop, because Gingerbread Optimus Prime has won the internet. Created by Caroline Eriksson, the edible autobot is made entirely of gingerbread and melted sugar.
Although the gingerbreadobot is the Michael Bay movie version. So, it comes equipped with laughable dialogue and a scrawny fondant Shia LaBeouf.*
*not true, but would’ve been awesome.
Finally, art that everyone can get into… Unless you’re diabetic. A few famous art museums from around the world were recreated by artists Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves, using various forms of gingerbread and candy.
Constructed and then photographed in black and white — the museums look real enough, that you’ll want to walk right in and get cultured. Or just chew on the walls.