We’ve seen some pretty kickass horror-inspired gingerbread houses over the years, but this latest creation goes far beyond being a mere house. Cake designer Caroline Eriksson spent the past month making something we’ve never seen before: a Gingerbread Xenomorph!
The Norwegian artist shared the creation through Instagram and it blew up thanks to Reddit. She explained in an Instagram comment, “It took 3.5 weeks – 1 for the structure, and 2.5 for making dough, baking gingerbread pieces and putting it all together with burnt sugar.”
Eriksson further detailed…
“It’s an iron structure inside with sculptured gingerbread on top: I made an inner skeleton with correct proportions, and then drew pieces/designs to fit on top of it. I’ve altered the usual recipe a bit to make it stronger – so I wouldn’t recommend for eating, but I’m using twice the amount of syrup, and no baking powder. It makes the gingerbread harder and gives it a smoother surface! There’s a whole lot of melted sugar to keep it together!”
How crazy is this?!