This is a piece of the gingerbread I made recently. I won't bother with the recipe because, really, it wasn't all that good. But that's okay -- the real star here is the whipped cream. Gingerbread is simply a whipped cream delivery device.
Whipped cream: It's rich. It's sweet. You can eat it with your fingers if you want to. It's fun to watch whip up into a white, puffy cloud of pure cream goodness. When you put it on cake like this, it looks like your cake is wearing a little hat. And that, my friends, is awesome.