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crazystargrl
« on: January 03, 2010 01:59:22 PM »

I wanted to do something creative besides a traditional house so I built a gingerbread city.





It's (loosely) based on the Chicago skyline because I'm from Chicago, but it can be any city. The blue part is the lake. Everything is edible.



I started with gingerbread dough and cut it to different shapes that made up the sides of the building. I tried to make real buildings in Chicago, but it was hard to get them right. The building on the left is based on the Sears Tower/Willis Tower (even though in real life, it's taller than the other buildings). I dyed white frosting a yellow/orange color and used it to make dots that represent city lights.





I made white frosting and dyed it blue to make the lake.



I used coconut flakes to represent snow on the ground near the buildings.



It's not perfect, but it was fun to try something new this year. Smiley
« Last Edit: January 03, 2010 02:01:39 PM by crazystargrl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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faded_dress
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010 08:08:28 PM »

Neat idea!
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MrsStash
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010 02:26:24 AM »

Great work!  I love the coconut snow, nice touch!
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LawrenceKSRealEstate
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010 01:01:22 PM »

Looks yummy!
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grenouille78
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010 05:34:05 PM »

I like the use of coconut for snow!
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