Redditor Recreates USS Enterprise in Gingerbread

Shaunacy Ferro

It’s that time of year again, when gingerbread artisans put the rest of us to holiday-themed shame. Redditor ejustice, who has in previous years created nerdtastic cookie “houses” of spaceships like the Millennium Falcon, decided to attempt new heights (and puns) for his 2016 take on the annual spiced dessert creation.

The Starship Gingerprise, spotted by io9, is a dessert architecture take on the USS Enterprise from Star Trek. But it isn’t just a recreation of a beloved sci-fi ship—it’s the nod to the spacecraft’s penchant for regularly crashing into planets. The mostly edible gingerbread version of the Starfleet ship is depicted as crash-landing through cotton clouds that are made of an inedible crafting product called Buffalo Snow.

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It’s a worthy addition to National Gingerbread House Day (December 12), even if it’s not technically a house.

[h/t io9]