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"Every Christmas, artist Caroline Eriksson has made something amazing out of gingerbread. It started back in 2013 when she made an Optimus Prime for a gingerbread contest. Since then she’s made a Xenomorph, dragon and even Darth Vader!

"To create her gingerbread sculptures, Eriksson first builds an internal structure out of metal. The rest is simply gingerbread and melted sugar! For the curved areas, Eriksson says the pieces are soft and malleable if applied fresh out the oven. She also mentions that she adjusts her recipe to use twice the amount of syrup and no baking powder to make the gingerbread harder and give it a smoother surface.

"As this is just a side project for fun, she says it takes about 3.5 weeks over a 2 month period (since she’s only working on it in her free time). For more delicious art, check out her Instagram page!"

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That's probably what the dragon is yelling about. "I can't fly this way, man. I can't fly!"


Interesting, and I'm with Andy on the unsuitability of gingerbread for consumption. :-) Thanks, Pat.


Impressive works, at both sites - great artistry to be sure. I've never been a big fan of gingerbread - the taste gets old quickly for me - so using it as a building medium makes perfect sense ;-) Not to be picky, but is me, or is Caroline's dragon here a work in progress? The wing appears to be just propped up against the body. In any case, I get the imagery. Thanks Pat, and nan as well.


Thanks, nan, for the additional creations. Perhaps the dragon wasn't as difficult to create as some of the other entries at that age level, but I sure like the "cleanness" and proportions of that one.


For more images of amazing gingerbread creations (and every part must be edible except the wooden base!) go to