Gingerbread Lighthouse

by Edwardo Cavazos
(Vassar, Michigan,USA)

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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Dec 29, 2009
by: Bailey

If this is the same Edwardo I knew growing up 40 years ago. Then his claim to be a novice ginger- bread house builder may be tainted. If I'm not mistaken I think I remember you dabbling with graham cracker structures as a kid. Just kidding. I am a lighthouse fan so I think the gingerbread lighthouse idea is pretty cool. Nice job.
John Bailey

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