My family tends to get competitive with seemingly innocuous things like, for example, gingerbread house parties. While my younger brothers were busy constructing dodecahedrons from flat panels of gingerbread and baking individual bricks to be mortared with frosting, I set about creating a Tiger 1E out of gingerbread pieces. I cut the basic shapes out of uncooked dough and baked them hard. The parts were then assembled as you would a gingerbread house.
Unfortunately, much of the sharp cut edges of the dough rounded out in the baking process, and the end result looks more of a cast-hull Sherman than a Tiger. (Insert "oven" joke here). I still wish i had applied some frosting Zimmerit.