Eiffel Tower in Gingerbread

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Introduction: Eiffel Tower in Gingerbread

 Why the Eiffel Tower in gingerbread? Because you can!!!! This project was much more about
model building than the typical gingerbread house. Mitered corners are a must for the lower sections. If the gingerbread is cooked long enough - but not too long - it becomes hard enough to shave off the back side of the side pieces to get a good fit at the corners. 

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    Petal10
    Petal10

    5 years ago

    I love it

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    mcorbin
    mcorbin

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I started by making a pattern of stiff paper, from the bottom up.

    Because the slanted pieces don't fit 'square,' the edges of most pieces needed to be beveled to fit together tightly. I did this by shaving them with a knife after they came out of the oven, before they got too hard.

    It also helps to frost individual pieces before joining them together.

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    mcorbin
    mcorbin

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks. I did take my time on it, especially the original pattern.

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    Wasagi
    Wasagi

    10 years ago on Introduction

     Arg! I was going to do thi, of course,, you did it better than I ever could have. 

    You have my vote.

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    mcorbin
    mcorbin

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     Well, you still can.  I made the pattern for this about 3 years ago. My first one wasn't as nice as this one. The top section is the tricky bit. I tried making it out of spaghetti, just piped frosting, pretzels. All had problems. Then I decided to just go with gingerbread all the way up. 

    I made myself some tiny cookie cutters out of flux brushes from the plumbing department at Lowe's. They are like metal straws, and I was able to shape the open ends into a triangle, a square, a leaf shape, etc. So half the decorating was done before baking the pieces. 

    Thanks for your comment.

    I love it! Its cool and obviously took some time. But it doesn't look like those "cakes" that are made only to look cool, not taste good, this actually looks ginger bready! you got my vote!

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    Jayefuu
    Jayefuu

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Ooooooo. Pretty. Definitely a contender in my opinion!