LONDON 2016 has been quite a year, to say the least. There have been some good times, some bad times, and some really, really bad times.

In fact, it’s been so eventful, it’s hard to remember just half of the things that happened. Thankfully, someone’s come up with an excellent and delicious way to help you look back over the year that was.

Podcaster Helen Zaltzman holds an annual gingerbread decorating afternoon with her friends, which started out as a way to create Christmas ornaments for an oversized tree.

Zaltzman appeared on BBC Radio Four’s Woman’s Hour to showcase her efforts to capture 2016 through the prism of gingerbread people.

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It would be remiss to leave off the two candidates of 2016’s U.S. presidential election, arguably the most divisive in American history.

Zaltzman created Trump’s infamous hair with some cleverly positioned cheese puffs, while Clinton’s pantsuit was recreated in bold red icing.

And it wouldn’t be an accurate portrayal of 2016 without a baseball bat-wielding Beyonc performing “Hold Up” off her instant legend visual album Lemonade.

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Brexit also features in Zaltzman’s creations. Here’s Theresa May, who became prime minister following David Cameron’s dramatic resignation after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

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Zaltzman’s designs prompted others to share their creations that captured the essence of 2016.

Here’s a gingerbread version of the White House on fire…

Zaltzman’s efforts also prompted some to share their versions of figures as vegetables…

In short, Beyonc was the only good thing to come out of 2016.

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