Just buy it premade. Nobody will know.
Has anyone in history actually built a decent Gingerbread house? Trying to stack pieces of cookie into a structurally stable dwelling with nothing to hold them together but some particularly gluey icing? Who even thought that was a good idea? Involve kids in the building process and you may as well give up now. Just eat the cookies. It’s way more fun.
The internet is so great at bringing us all together in our shared experiences, and collectively sucking at building gingerbread houses happens to be one of those. Twitter is absolutely full of gingerbread house fails right now, and they’re definitely going to make your day.
Like this one, which came crashing down when the builder tried to apply some gum drop decorations and pushed too hard. Don’t sweat it, we’ve all been there.
I am very sad to announce my gingerbread house has suffered catastrophic damage. RIP gingerbread house. December 2nd 9:08 pm-December 3rd 7:56 pm. Cause of collapse: I pushed too hard on a gum drop and it broke pic.twitter.com/U9vgGYIz3v
— Bailey Keil (@BaileyKeil) December 4, 2017
The builder here doesn’t specify why hers fell, but it looks like there’s an awful lot of icing on there, so it may have been a weight issue. Finding that delicate balance of enough icing to stick your pieces together without having so much it weighs the whole house down basically requires an engineering degree, TBH.
I was going to have the best homemade gingerbread house ever, then it fell. #fail pic.twitter.com/FItRzBul3d
— Jac (@JaclynHagstrom) December 10, 2017
If Twitter is to be believed, pretty much no one can successfully build a gingerbread house.
Listen. I tried to make a gingerbread house. OK I tried pic.twitter.com/TnW14IQxgd
— FrostySpaceKid (@LonelySpaceKid) December 7, 2017
My gingerbread house fell apart RIP pic.twitter.com/XRVbjOREQE
— Emyle (@Emyle80841485) December 9, 2017
My daughter and I tried to make a gingerbread house tonightpic.twitter.com/QdpyxezGW8
— Debenezer Scrooge (@DebIsGone) December 3, 2017
Every year I attempt to make a gingerbread house and every year it ends up like this: pic.twitter.com/bgsSjrKwZh
— kayla (@KaylaTurpin) December 9, 2017
Let's hope the #Badgers night gets better than my attempt at building this gingerbread house. pic.twitter.com/8yRXEnT2xT
— Tessa Ruid (@TessaRuid) December 3, 2017
The girls' attempt at a gingerbread house while we were at the bball game last night #unfinishedbusiness #toocutetho pic.twitter.com/oDRu9WTUVM
— Carrie Drost (@carebearz_001) December 8, 2017
Luckily, there are some options for salvaging a failed gingerbread house.
You can add a dinosaur (this is genius, BTW).
#gingerbreadhouse #fail just add #dinosaurs pic.twitter.com/B4yWBLQVAy
— Holly who (@Hollywho77) December 11, 2017
You can stage a vandalism to take the pressure off yourself and your crappy cookie structure building skills.
My gingerbread house was destroyed and vandalized! pic.twitter.com/PJ4UN2Jvf2
— ENDR ST3VE (@bricks_force) December 10, 2017
Or just do the obvious thing: Eat the evidence.
Well mine and Ty’s first gingerbread house was a fail… pic.twitter.com/CIghIisjoK
— Tamara (@tamaralea_14) December 9, 2017
Clearly, gingerbread houses are too damn hard. That’s why you can buy them pre-assembled and ready to decorate. And if you want to just tell everyone that you built it yourself, that’s fine. We won’t say a word.