Can gingerbread be 'draped'

Can gingerbread be made to be soft enough to roll out thinly and then drape over a form? I want to create a gingerbread mountain and thought of draping the gingerbread over crumpled up foil to make it look like it had terrain. Is this possible?

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Nov 06, 2016
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by: Kelly

I've made curved gingerbread by draping it over crumpled foil or a wire structure formed into the shape I want. This worked great for a gingerbread teardrop camper, but I needed to do the curved part in 2 sections.

Basically, you can count on the gingerbread sagging and potentially breaking off at any very steep spots while it cooks (since the oven softens it before it hardens it.

So a mountain out of gingerbread might be doable if you don't make it very steep. I wouldn't recommend you roll it out too thin or it might be more likely to break off, but too thick and you may end up with globs of dough all around the foot of your mountain.

Good luck and please let us know how it goes!

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