People Can't Get Over This Baby Yoda Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a holiday staple. From gingerbread cookies to gingerbread houses, come December, gingerbread is the powerhouse ingredient that everyone wants to get their hands on. A PBS report cites that building gingerbread houses, which has become a quintessential holiday activity for many families, dates back to 16th century Germany. The publication also explains that although the activity was a well-known one, it wasn't until the Brothers Grimm story "Hansel and Gretel" that building gingerbread houses reached its superstar status. 

It's no surprise that in today's day and age building gingerbread houses has become a bit of a sport (like much of the pastry and cake baking scene). Gingerbread house aficionados can now enjoy and take part in challenges that have rendered things like gingerbread rocket ships, gingerbread villages, and gingerbread cathedrals, to name a few. Recently, Halloween Wars season 7 winner Liz Marek (also known as @sugargeekshow on social media) joined in the gingerbread fun for TikTok's #gbcollab2020 and created a Baby Yoda (aka Grogu) sculpture out of gingerbread.

Marek's fans are loving her take on Baby Yoda

After uploading a shortened version of how she made her Grogu-inspired gingerbread "house," fellow TikTok users flocked to the video to "ooh" and "ahh" over her killer construction job. Fellow TikTok user @spiceking noted that Marek had "respectfully" won with her Baby Yoda design, with other users acknowledging how amazing her work was. Delish reports that every element used to make the sculpture was made from scratch. But, her amazing feat wasn't without its set of learning curves. 

On her Youtube channel, Marek revealed that there were some missteps along the way. The first was figuring out what kind of gingerbread dough she would use. Marek stated that she started off using leftover gingerbread cookie dough but found it to be too thick for what she was trying to achieve. The world-class baker also shared that there were some technical issues with figuring out how to make Baby Yoda's head, but then remembered she had some molding putty and the day was saved. 

Marek also stated that she had to play around with sticking the ears to the head for a bit because they weren't sticking onto the head (this lasted over an hour). Along the way, Marek revealed some tips and tricks she employed while working on her version of Baby Yoda. All in all, the end result is surely something Star Wars fans everywhere can get behind.