These Geeky Gingerbread Sculptures Are Too Fantastic To Eat

Sometimes you see food so well prepared that you think, “I would feel bad eating that. That’s exactly how I felt when I saw Caroline Eriksson’s gingerbread creations, although truth be told, even though I did want to eat it, I wouldn’t even know where to start.

Except with Venom. Obviously, you would bite his tongue, wouldn’t you? Really a gingerbread sculpture that is draining with detail.

Meet Caroline Eriksson

I first discovered Eriksson via Nerdist, who showcased his life-size Groot gingerbread sculpture. It was the kind of headline that made me say “not at all”, only to find out that, yes, there is a woman who literally had Groot at his table.

In his article, Eriksson jokes that Groot was a “terribly talkative man”. Meanwhile, I’m sitting here in awe of the fact that this woman has put together a gingerbread man (or rather, Groot) which seems to be a stand-in for the next guardians of the galaxy film.

YouTube channel “60 Second Docs” got a chance to speak with Eriksson and dive into what it takes to make such a colossally awesome dinner companion. Hailing from Sweden, Eriksson says most of his characters are from movies, “especially from the 80s”. She goes on to say that she uses 11 pounds of sugar, 15 pounds of flour, and lots of butter, spices, and syrup. After making a basic sketch and structure, she paints it with edible colors. I guess that means he’s really meant to eat. How many glasses of milk should we take to face a Predator?

That poor smoke alarm

Despite all the cooking she does, Eriksson tells “60 Second Docs” that she’s terrible at it. “You might think I’m good at baking, but that’s far from the truth. I really suck at baking. I set off the fire alarm the whole time. As a baker myself, I imagine making multiple sheets of gingerbread can be a daunting task. That being said, I’ll spare a thought for his neighbors every time this smoke alarm goes off. I can already hear the “Eriksson do it again” response that she probably gets. Perhaps they will taste like a xenomorph in exchange for their patience.

You can follow Eriksson on Instagram.

(Featured Image: Caroline Eriksson)

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