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marriecyers
« on: January 05, 2010 01:58:15 PM »

We do a family gingerbread project every year. For 2009 we decided to express our love for Harry Potter and create an edible Hogwarts.

Evidently I can't post pics since I'm new to Craftster, so here is a link to my image gallery and you can see the pics in the comments below thanks to a kindly viewer.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=203317

We included the Black Lake, home of the Giant Squid. Also you can spot the Whomping Willow and the Quidditch Pitch.

There is also Hagrid's cabin with Fang out front, and Buckbeak in the pumpkin patch.

You can see Aragog spinning webs in the Forbidden Forest.

We started planning while building our 2008 gingerbread church. It took 6 batches of gingerbread dough and many, many hours spread over about 4 weeks but we had tons of fun. Aside from the base, all of the structure is edible, though much of the candy was left over from years past so I wouldn't recommend sampling.

Obvious thanks go out to J.K. Rowling without whom we'd all have a less magical Christmas.
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yardenxanthe
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010 02:11:39 PM »

Wow! That's crazy! You did a ton of work!

 Here, I was a nerd and I cut & pasted your pics here.

















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LawrenceKSRealEstate
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010 02:14:44 PM »

What a MONSTER project!  Looks like you guys really went for it and had a lot of fun on this one, I'm sure this took-over at least one room in your house if not 2 or 3. Great job!
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marriecyers
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010 04:08:33 PM »

@ yardenxanthe

Thanks for the cut & paste!!!
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mojopoly
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010 04:21:13 PM »

Nice job...quite impressive!
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athenaknits?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010 04:43:08 PM »

I love that you included Hagrid's house in this.
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Muria
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2010 07:55:05 AM »

That really is HUGE!  I bet if Hogwarts were from the school of confectionary magic, it would look a lot like this!  Gotta love the spider with red eyes in the forest, too!
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010 08:47:36 AM »

Wow, what a massive project!  You sure did a nice job!
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2010 06:56:05 PM »

Wow, this is truly amazing.  I can't believe the amount of detail and the size of this gingerbread scene!  That must have taken a very large amount of time.  I swear next christmas I am making one of these bad boys!  Well not the same, but one as massively big as this one.  Wow is all I can still say.  I'm sure looking at this a person would see someting different everytime they look at it.  I would definately explore it if I were right infront of it or about 2 inches tall.  Nice! Very nice.
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marriecyers
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2010 12:03:20 PM »

Thanks for all of the positive feedback guys!

And I meant to include in the description that to build the non-tower parts of the castle we baked the gingerbread in loaf pans so that the ceilings were on the bottom of the pan and two of the walls were on the long sides of the pan. It helped with construction a lot. But you have to put something in the pan while it's baking so the walls don't fall in on themselves.
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