Putting together a gingerbread house with someone you love is a holiday tradition, but let's be honest. Most of us either bake a few slabs of gingerbread and paste them together with frosting in some very basic configuration, or else just buy the prefab kit. But there are other nerds out there—crafty nerds with serious baking game—who won't settle for the same old gingerbread.
They go the extra mile, and their delicious creations that include everything from spaceships to castles put those plain old houses to shame. Check out this gallery of the best and geekiest gingerbread creations around.