The "gingerbread boy" is a dwarf-sized living gingerbread man, created by Frankie Stein with the aid of Jackson Jekyll to be their Home Ick finals project. His creation was done according to a Stein family recipe. He was properly introduced in the webisode "Home Ick". He is voiced by Audu Paden.
The gingerbread boy is a happy cookie, but he has a sweet tooth. Finding himself a particular delicious treat, he's not above sneaking a bite out of his own arm. He appears to be unable to feel pain.
The gingerbread boy is based on the 1875 USAmerican version of a well-known fairy tale about food that runs away. The fairy tale has a large amount of differently composed protagonists, though the most well-known is the USAmerican gingerbread man, whose version of the fairy tale is appropriately called The Gingerbread Man.
In the story, an old woman creates the gingerbread man with the intent to eat it with her husband. To her surprise, the gingerbread man comes to life and runs away. The woman and her husband give chase, but he escapes them and many others. Eventually, he is eaten by a fox who outsmarts him.
A simulacrum, the gingerbread boy doesn't really have family. The closest come Frankie Stein and Jackson Jekyll, who created him. Compared to the relation Frankie has with HooDude, the gingerbread boy's relation with her seems to be much better.
In "No Place Like Nome" The gingerbread boy walks around in the halls of Monster High. In "Home Ick" Frankie and Jackson create the gingerbread boy. In "I Know What You Did Last Fright" The gingerbread boy talks with some other students. In "A Perfect Match" The gingerbread boy was one of the many candidates of Abbey's speed dating but was likely rejected.
- It is thus far unexplained where the gingerbread boy lives, or gets the money from to pay for his classes.
- As far as it is known, the gingerbread boy has no name but will likely get one in the future.