Every holiday season, I attempt a gingerbread house. Last year I even had a high-fallootin’ architectural firm draw up blueprints for me for a creation I baked and attempted to assemble (with one of the architect’s help) for a fundraiser for the local food bank. Every year I have delusions of grandeur, and every year I forget just how hard it is to make a gingerbread house from scratch. To have it stay upright, even, under the weight of all that frosting and candy. And then something like this comes along and puts me to shame.
Gingerbread isn’t just for houses anymore — no, from tiki bars and a recreation of the Henri Bendel store in New York City to an Occupy North Pole protest made entirely out of butter, flour and sugar, anything is possible.
For festive food ideas, check out Babble’s fun Holiday Cupcakes for Kids!