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Edible Gingerbread Cuckoo Clock with Internal gears

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Step 4: Rolling the dough and cutting out shapes

Preheat:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and put parchment paper on  2 large cookie sheets. As the pieces are really big for this, you will need large cookie sheets.

Roll it out and cut:
Sprinkle a bit of flour on to your dough rolling surface, find two pieces of anything that can be your thickness gauge on your gingerbread. ( I used some leftover foam core) Stick them on either side of your roller, so that you don’t get any thinner than that thickness with your roller, a nice even surface pays off in the end.  Split your dough up and start rolling it out.  I used all of my template foam core pieces from the model to create your gingerbread shapes. I used a very sharp paring knife cutting carefully around the foam core to create the shapes some of them were extremely delicate and took a lot of patience to cut out. The gears I was especially careful with when cutting out.

Add Wood Carving Detail:
This is also where I added in some detail on the gingerbread as I was trying to make a lot of this clock look like it had been carved wood.  I used both a dull and sharp knife to cut out bits and push in details.  I used a ruler on a diagonal on the main house pieces to create the grid pattern.