Introduction: Sleeping Beauty Gingerbread Castle
An attempted recreation of the Sleeping Beauty Castle (otherwise known as the Disney Logo) as seen in Disneyland and Disneyland Hong Kong. Due to running out of gingerbread dough, it's missing a couple of turrets and walls, but I tried to remain as accurate as possible.
The turrets are created by covering a cardboard tube from clingfilm or aluminium foil with greaseproof paper then wrapping a rectangle of gingerbread around the tube, then wrapping that tube in more greaseproof paper. The gingerbread will sag a bit as it bakes, but the extra wrapping of paper around the dough helps keep the shape. The point bits are just sculpted from dough and baked for about 20 minutes instead of 10 minutes at 180degC.
Icing is made by mixing icing sugar (confectioner's sugar) with some lemon juice and water, about 12:1 ratio and then some food colouring to create a very thick icing that pipes and holds well.