Ten Epic Gingerbread House Fails

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The Christmas season always brings news of impressive, even beautiful gingerbread houses. But for every gingerbread White House or Chartes Cathedral, there are dozens of creations where ambition outstrips skill and knowledge of architecture. Here are ten of our favorites.

Or maybe this was meant to be a retractable-roof gingerbread house?

Even Lost fans weren't impressed by the gingerbread lean-to.

"Too much icing, right? Damn. I knew it."

Godzilla Squirrel will destroy this village, one delicious bite at a time.

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+1 for creativity. -2 for execution.

Can't quite put my finger on what's wrong with this house, but something just doesn't seem right.


Collapsing roofs are a common theme of gingerbread house failure.

Technically brilliant, but wrong on principle.

Really, it's best to embrace your failure.

Want to know how to build a gingerbread house that isn't a fail? Let Batman explain!

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