11:30 am EST, December 22, 2014

Gingerbread goes geek from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Star Trek’

Tempt your outer fan-person and inner sweet tooth with these amazing gingerbread fandom confections!

Sure, we’ve all been drinking gingerbread lattes since September, but with the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to get down to the real thing. And thanks to the gift-that-keeps-on-giving known as the internet, it’s become clear that certain members of the geek community take the whole “real gingerbread” thing to a truly epic level.

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On the geek-chic side of things is Martha Stewart, presenting a colossal Downton Abbey-inspired gingerbread house.

Reading between the lines here, we suspect that building a gingerbread Downton is… what’s the word… impossible for ordinary geeks without a professional kitchen and baking staff. But if you’re feeling suicidal adventurous, PBS and Martha have provided instructions and further videos explaining how to build the gingerbread Abbey.

Equally impressive (but perhaps less evil) is this Lord of the Rings-inspired gingerbread colossus built by two Finnish students. No stops along the path to ultimate power for these two: they went straight for Sauron’s own fortress, the tower of Barad-dûr.

LOTR gingerbread

LOTR gingerbread

Gingerbread Barad-dûr took almost 14 pounds of the cookie to craft — and yes, that is Sauron’s eye lighting up at the top.

Meanwhile, going where no gingerbread has gone before is this phenomenal replica of Star Trek‘s Starship Enterprise.

Star Trek gingerbread

Star Trek gingerbread

Made by Blackmarket Bakery in California, the Enterprise is sparkling with candy, marshmallows, and other adorably geeky — and delicious — details.

Finally, winter has come — and no celebration of the chilly season would be complete without a Game of Thrones reference, right?



We’re totally changing our house words to “Watch Us Eat.”

Will you be going geek with your gingerbread creations?

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