Chocolate melts, cotton candy disintegrates, graham-cracker walls separate, and gingerbread roofs eventually cave in.
I don't think I was expecting a gingerbread house but I expected something a little more fun.
The first family decorates for the holidays with a 300-pound gingerbread White House and ‘Boflakes.’
Merton said that on Friday, Olivia had been excited to get home from school and make a gingerbread house.
You've seen gingerbread houses...but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement?
The only article in which Silas dealt, that was not hard, was gingerbread.
She has been helping us make crumpets, crullers, gingerbread, and cake.
A year afterward, the foolish fellow came again, with gingerbread in one pocket and hot spice in the other.
Suppose I should wish to buy a small piece of gingerbread for a cent.
The little squirrel sat nibbling his gingerbread in a state of great satisfaction.
late 13c., gingerbrar, from Old French ginginbrat "ginger preserve," from Medieval Latin gingimbratus "gingered," from gingiber (see ginger). The ending changed by folk etymology to -brede "bread," a formation attested by mid-14c. Originally "preserved ginger," the meaning "a kind of spiced cake" is from 15c. Figurative use, "showy, insubstantial" is from c.1600. Sense of "fussy decoration on a house" is first recorded 1757; gingerbread-work (1748) was a sailor's term for carved decoration on a ship.
: the gingerbread stacks of the old river steamers