My final creation of 2020 was a two storey chalet with balcony in gingerbread. This was continuing the Ski theme which was key for my work in 2020.
The chalet had an overhanging roof, shutters, chimney, a log pile, and sugar windows in warm hues.
The Design and Construction Process
The chalet was based on one which I painted earlier in the year.
I drew the chalet design and then determined the pieces required before cutting card templates for each piece.
Once all the panels and components were baked and beautifully golden the construction could begin, with edible glue and royal icing to hold in place.
LED fairy lights, paper skis, poles, and a painted background completed the scene. I added snowflakes using the Procreate snowflake brushes that I’ve made.
Gingerbread construction is a lovely thing to do, I find ceramic hand building techniques useful in this process.
I used the Mary Berry recipe for the dough, I’ve used this before to make two gingerbread houses, and a gingerbread car, each time using my own templates.
See the stories of those in the links at the foot of this post.
I completed the house on New Year’s Eve, and so the year closed. A challenging but creative year ended. See my highlights of 2020 at the link below.
Previous Gingerbread Projects
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