Gingerbread House Horrors

We've often posted pictures of intricate, amazing, and beautiful gingerbread houses, the kind that inspire you to try one yourself. But not all of us are master food artists, or even competent food artists, and gingerbread houses present a variety of challenges. Icing is not as easy to work with as Pinterest would have you believe. Structural integrity is an art in itself. Cookie slabs break. And when things start to go awry, you get a sudden urge to revel in your failure by adding all the leftover icing and candy to the mess you made. See 21 examples of gingerbread houses gone wrong at Buzzfeed. They will make you feel better about your own half-baked efforts.

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