Brian’s family loves making an elaborate gingerbread creation every year, especially something topical or impressive. Past years have included a castle, the White House, and an aquarium. This year, they decided to recreate the Occupy Wall Street protest in sugar, frosting, and cookie dough.
Let me take you on a tour. Here’s the facade of the New York Stock Exchange:
And the statue of the bull on Wall Street.
Inside, the 1%-ers are sipping champagne, smoking cigars, and snacking on caviar and toast points. (I made these guys and gave them all monocles.) Note the stock ticker on the wall.
Meanwhile, there are hippies in a drum circle (I made the ones with dredlocks).
Protesters surrounded by riot police and being casually attacked with pepper spray:
Hipsters with nerd glasses and goatees attend a protest meeting. Major props go to my sister-in-law’s husband Jake, who hand-carved the glasses out of clove-flavored gumdrops. Oh, can you find Candy Waldo in this scene?
Zuccotti Park is populated with Fruit Roll-Up tents, piles of sleeping bags, and a gigantic stack of donated library books made from Andes Mints.
Finally, Jeffrey insisted that there be a ninja scaling the building, which Caitlin says sounds exactly like the kind of stunt the real occupiers would pull. Jeff says his ninja is named “PG-13 Spy Man.” I like that guy.
WE ARE THE 99%! The delicious, delicious, 99%.