10 Gingerbread Houses in Need of an Extreme Makeover

Adriana Velez
Food & Party
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making a gingerbread houseThe art of gingerbread house designing is harder than it looks. Have you ever tried making one? Getting the gingerbread pieces to stick together using mere icing is a pure talent, and don't even get me started on trying to decorate it using tiny candies.

Unfortunately, not all of us come with the gingerbread house architect gene, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun with it.

Actually ... sometimes maybe it's better to just eat the house sooner rather than later. Here are 10 gingerbread house FAILs:

 

 

 

 

 

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Disaster strikes when gummy bears don't pay attention. One bear turned around the wrong way, which causes Santa's gingerbread boat to crash.

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Gummy bears cannot be trusted with open candies. They're quite the little pains aren't they?

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Dad! I told you not to leave it the gingerbread house by the heater!!!!

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Terrified that Santa wouldn't find their home, Junior insisted that they write the family's name on the rooftop.

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But Mooooom, I want to help!
No! I've got it! You just sit there quietly, Mommy's trying to concentrate.

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This one is pretty phenomenal, but geezus, detail-oriented much? What they didn't tell the kids is that they spent all of the Christmas shopping money on candy.

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We DO NOT allow candy in this house -- not even the gingerbread house.

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I'm tired of decorating ... let's just say we're minimalists and call it a day.

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I think we missed the memo on the gingerbread topic. Dammit.

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Maybe we if we put a creepy nutcracker standing guard, the kids won't eat the gingerbread house.

Does your family make gingerbread houses during the holidays?


Images via stevendepolo/Flickr, James Ellsworth/Flickr, Uriel 1998/Flickr, sociotard/Flickr, net_efekt/Flickr, Zoe Perisson/Flickr, SD Dirk/Flickr, stevendepolo/Flickr


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