by Edwardo Cavazos
I found a picture of a lighthouse in Youngstown,New York named Fort Niagra Light. I decided to model my gingerbread 'structure' after this lighthouse.
First I made a cardboard model to get pattern pieces for gingerbread. some special fea
tures are, stained glass windows (melted Jolly Ranchers),flashing interior Christmas lights, and a candle lens sitting at the top. Everything is edible, except for deck that holds candle lens.
During construction of deck I placed candle lens, a jelly jar surrounded by Jolly Ranchers, and it fell thru the ginger bread. Heat from candle softened the gingerbread. To remedy this I placed a layer of 1/8" foam posterboard over top and bottom gingerbread and re-frosted the entire deck.
About 30-35 hours from idea to completion were taken to finish this project. I made a gingerbread carousel 20 years ago with my 5 y.o. daughter. These are my only foray into the world of gingerbread. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
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