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Wonderful, Wacky Gingerbread

Posted by Avital Pinnick on January 18, 2012


Gingerbread laptop by Pavel.

Is there anything that people haven’t made with gingerbread? I admit that I’ve never made gingerbread cookies or houses, but I love the deep, spicy flavour of good gingerbread. I am also blown away by the creativity of some of these gingerbread artists. (And, yes, the idea of dedicating a blog posting to gingerbread was inspired by Pam’s lovely craft blog, Gingerbread Snowflakes. Before I learned about gingerbread snowflake cookies, I’d always wondered about the connection.)

This gingerbread AT-AT (from Star Wars) is the creation of Rachel Klemek of Blackmarket Bakery. They make a lot of unusual things, so if you’re near Irvine, California, check it out.

Gingerbread Atat
A round-up of strange gingerbreadiana has to include these gingerbread cameras by Doug and Jennie, who include a recipe and instructions:

Here’s a CPU, made by four creative Swedes who had a gingerbread party:

I love the unexpected juxtaposition of gingerbread gun by SanFranAnnie:

Tea & Gingerbread Guns

Here’s MezCraft’s incredible cuckoo clock with internal gears! She also provides instructions.

Actually, this is a good place to segue into the more traditional realm of gingerbread, er, inhabitable structures. MezCraft is a Harry Potter fan and she made the Weasleys’ Burrow (instructions provided):

Do you have any idea how many gingerbread Tardises there are? Too many to post all their photos, but here’s one from My Food Looks Funny:

Craft Tardis provides instructions for making a gingerbread Tardis. Her Dalek cookies were made with a holly leaf cookie cutter, which she flattened and bent into shape.

TopTenz hosts what can only be described as a gingerbread gallery for overachievers. You have to see the rest of their top ten clever gingerbread houses. Here’s a gingerbread cathouse (where gingerbread men go when their wives are out of town….):

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