Have you ever done an architectural model? If so, you would know how difficult and painstaking it is to build one. Culinary artist Melodie Dearden did it in a mouth-watering and more challenging manner, creating Frank Lloyd Wright’s the Fallingwater by using gingerbread and heaps of frosting.
This wasn’t an easy task. To give you a little background on the Fallingwater, built almost 8 decades ago, this home is set partly on a waterfall so that it appears to float over it. So you can just imagine how outrageously strong the gingerbread dough and sugar have to be to hold everything together.
Here’s a glimpse of the work hours spent by Melodie Dearden and Brenton on this model:
•It took over 12 hours to design
•It took Brenton and I around 40 hours to build and decorate
•There are around 164 different pieces of gingerbread
•It took roughly 12 square feet of gingerbread dough (that’s four large batches) to make all the walls, floors and roof
•Over 8 bags of powdered sugar were used to make all the frosting
•It took over 40 sleeves of large Smarties which are used to simulate dry stack stone on the building exterior
•The river and water fall are made up of three batches of hard candy
Check the model in the making below!
Photos by Melodie Dearden