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Title: How to make Wrought Iron Fencing
Post by: GingerbreadExchange on September 15, 2014, 02:55:05 pm
How to make wrought iron fencing for your gingerbread house, using edible Re-bar!

Edible Re-Bar! This is the coolest thing.  The spaghetti acts as re-bar providing reinforcement. This is a great idea for fences. Color the frosting black/gray for the look of wrought-iron

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(1).JPG)

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 Royal icing and black gel coloring

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(3).JPG)

 Mix well

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 Fill large Pastry Bag with black/gray Royal Icing (using a large pastry bag is important to allow enough room for your piece of spaghetti to be pushed completely into the bag of icing in order to cover well)

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(5).JPG)

 Use a Wilton Tip #5(spaghetti fits thru it and allows for frosting to cover spaghetti)

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(6).JPG)

 Lay spaghetti on wax paper, on a cookie sheet

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(7).JPG)

 Push spaghetti into pastry bag, thru the tip

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(8).JPG)

Slightly twist the spaghetti to coat then gently squeeze the pastry bag, slowly pulling out the spaghetti

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(9).JPG)

 Continue to slowly pull out the spaghetti

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 Lay on cookie sheet to dry

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(11).JPG)

 After several hours remove from cookie sheet

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 Cut off spaghetti end with scissors

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(13).JPG)

 Cut off spaghetti end with scissors

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 Cut spaghetti/rebar into desired lengths

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(15).JPG)

 Place a drop of Royal Icing at end of spaghetti/rebar

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(16).JPG)

  Place "fence posts" at each end of fence

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(17).JPG)

  Place a drop of Royal Icing at desired spot for "fence stringers"

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(18).JPG)

Place "fence stringers"; Let dry

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(19).JPG)

After each fence section is dry, place onto your gingerbread display where desired, using more Royal Icing to keep in place, and adding a little swirl on the bottom and top ends of the stringers (covering the raw spaghetti ends)

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(20).JPG)

After each fence section is dry, place onto your gingerbread display where desired, using more Royal Icing to keep in place, and adding a little swirl on the bottom and top ends of the stringers (covering the raw spaghetti ends).

(http://www.loretawilson.com/WroughtIron(21).JPG)

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Title: Re: How to make Wrought Iron Fencing
Post by: Mrsgoretex on September 28, 2014, 08:49:17 pm
Brilliant idea. I must try this.
Title: Re: How to make Wrought Iron Fencing
Post by: NJgingerbreader on November 10, 2014, 09:19:12 am
This is a great tip which can surely be used for other effects. Thanks for sharing!