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Monday, December 13, 2010

Eight Epically Nerdy Gingerbread Houses

Posted By on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 2:20 PM

The gingerbread house is a holiday tradition that dates back to medieval times, but it's cropped up regularly in popular culture ever since a witch with a taste for human flesh tried to tempt Hansel and Gretl into her sugary abode. (And thus we find a way to successfully reference cannibalism in an adorable holiday-themed post.) But the following geeky versions successfully bring the gingerbread house into the 21st century.

8. Dr. Who TARDIS

When it comes to gingerbread houses, the devil's in the details, and this lovingly rendered TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension[s] in Space) time machine from the Dr.Who series is complete with a cookie K-9 peering out.

7. ...and speaking of K-9

Interested copycats can read a step-by-step write-up (with photos) of the process of creating a gingerbread K-9.

6. Starship Enterprise from Star Trek

We're especially enamored of the candy and sprinkle accents.

5. Hobbit house

While the tiny vegetable garden is adorable, it's the Pirouline fence that really impressed us.

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