Haunted Clock Tower

by Carson

Haunted Clock Tower

Haunted Clock Tower

One of our readers used our Clock Tower Pattern to make this haunted Halloween gingerbread house. Here's the note they sent along with the pictures:


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I first made a template out of cardboard to see how the parts would fit. It was sort of like putting together three boxes. I did slightly alter the top box by carrying the angle all the way up so it was about a 1/4 of an inch narrower at the top than the bottom but that was purely for looks.

I used 3 batches of gingerbread which took a total of about 5 lbs of flour. I also dyed the dough black with food coloring to add to the mood. I used some regular g.b. dough to show the contrast. I cut the pieces for bottom part about a 1/4 inch thick and used a dough fortified with honey for strength. I rolled the pieces for the two separate towers thinner as they went up. The top clock piece is only about 3/16 inch thick.

To gauge the depth of my dough I use wooden dowels on each side of the piece as it is rolled out. The rolling pin "rides" on the dowels and keeps each piece a uniform thickness. I used a pizza cutter to cut out each piece.

I used an old drawer out of a cabinet as a base. I needed a strong sturdy base because of the weight of the piece. I cut a hole in the center so the light would shine through from the bottom. I also placed a string of battery powered lights on the inside and placed some scary figures inside the windows as well but they are hard to see on the pictures.

I made fondant, colored it with dye and used it to cover the grave yard. Pieces of excess g.b. was trimmed down with a rasp to make the tomb stones. I soaked toothpicks in black food coloring all night and used them to make the fence.

I could have gotten more creative but I wanted to get this back to you as soon as I could. This one was pretty labor intensive even at this size. I can only imagine how long a full size model would be to make.

I should also mention that I wanted to see how it would be received in a contest so I allowed my daughter to enter it into a contest they had a work. It won 1st place. Everyone loved the design.

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