Gingerbread Smaug Will Help Guard Your Christmas Treasure


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.

[via MAKE]

Gingerbread Optimus Prime


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.*


[via Gizmodo and Geekologie]

*not true, but would’ve been awesome.

Famous Art Museums Recreated With Candy

Guggenheim Museum, New York. Icing, gingerbread, cotton candy, candy wrappers, licorice, sugar.

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.

Karuizawa Museum, Nagano. Chocolate, gingerbread, hard candy, cotton candy, sour flush.
The Louvre, Paris. Gingerbread, hard candy, licorice.
Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp. Gingerbread, lego candy, hard candy, sesame candy, chocolate, bubble gum, sour rolls.
Maxxi – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome. Gingerbread, hard candy, lollipop sticks.
Museo Soumaya, Mexico City. Candy balls, gingerbread, sour rolls, taffy.

[link, via TAXI]

Conjoined Gingerbread Men


If you’re trying to get into the Christmas spirit, but still have a little Halloween hangover — Conjoined Gingerbread Men are here to help. Brought to us by Conjurer’s Kitchen, the deliciously morbid and two-headed cookies will help nurse that hangover.

Unless you’re just not into yuletide cheer and cookies with gumdrop buttons. It’s understandable, we make ninjas instead.