Yesterday, I made a gingerbread house with my kids. Well, "made" as in putting together the parts that came in a canned kit from the craft store. It looked adorable so I posted a picture on Facebook (because without "likes", did it even really happen?) and I started getting messages from friends. They told me about how they could never get their houses to stay up and wondered what I did differently. This is when it dawned on me that some people actually BAKE these things and that is what they thought I had done. I can barely bake a cookie so the pre-made kits are the only way and I also enjoy having my sanity intact so all parts fitting perfectly is a win. I figured failed gingerbread houses must look pretty funny and immediately took to the Google where I found so many fails I could hardly keep up. I weeded through them and found the best of the best for your entertainment:
1. I'm Melting, What A World, What A World
Did someone stand over the roof with a blow dryer? This poor little house. It tried.
2. I See What Ya Did There
Very funny. At least you can make a sandwich afterward.
3. Nailed It
This reeks of "the kids helped" and mom was drinking wine.
4. Merry Crackmas
The spray-painted cock and balls adds an extra touch of whimsy, don't you think?
5. A PSA For "Don't Drink And Craft"
"I'm gon put deez parts right HERE on the top."
6. Who Needs A Whole Roof Anyway
All gingerbread families need a moon roof. The extra vitamin D is good for them during the winter.
7. It's Literally Crying
Does the side of the house remind anyone of a gaping old-man belly button? Just me? Alright then.
8. Pretzel Cross For The Win
That upside-down pretzel looks like some kind of Satanic symbol. Maybe Jesus killed this gingerbread house.
9. That's A Wrap
Were they going for a gingerbread tin roof and just gave up? A foil-wrapped massacre.
10. A Little Heavy On The Frosting. Just A Little.
Maybe a lighter hand would have worked out better.