• 19 gingerbread house fails that will make you cringe

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Gingerbread houses , those sticky, intricate confections, have become a DIY Christmas favorite over the years. Originating in Germany around the 16th century, these "sweet" houses were first decorated with tin foil and gold leaf. They experienced a rise in popularity thanks to the Brothers Grimm's "Hansel and Gretel" fairytale.
    That tale is, as we all know, grim - but there's nothing quite as grim as a gingerbread house gone awry.
    In an ideal world, gingerbread would be as hard as bricks and icing would be made of super glue, the combined powers of which would yield a standing, four-walled...
    Read more ...