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Offline ItsLiv

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Help me create this shape out of gingerbread...
« on: November 19, 2019, 07:35:15 pm »
This might seem a little ambitious, but I really love to push myself each year with challenging gingerbread shapes. I decided that I want to try to recreate a fountain that I love in my city. I'm stumped on how I could create the main bowl of the fountain out of gingerbread. It's not just a bowl shape, but has curves and lips to it.

Ideas I have so far are draping dough over a vintage bowl and baking to achieve the shape. Let me know if you have any other suggestions!

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Re: Help me create this shape out of gingerbread...
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2019, 04:50:21 pm »
Wow!  What a great shape try and recreate in gingerbread!

I think I'd create/bake the disc shape (flat and round) and the bowl shape separately, and then try to combine after they are baked.  Perhaps create the two shapes, bake, glue together, and then drape the entire shape with another piece of rolled gingerbread clay, to try and achieve the look of one piece?

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Re: Help me create this shape out of gingerbread...
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 12:29:51 pm »
I'm a year late to respond, but I wanted to thank you for your encouragement and advice, Loreta!

It certainly wasn't my cleanest gingerbread structure, but I was able to achieve it! I created the very popular Dog Fountain in Toronto, a fountain in our city that is surrounded by dog statues who spit water into it. It was a lot of fun! As you suggested, I ended up baking the bowls of the fountain, and stand, separately. The main fountain bowl was actually baked inside a coffee cake pan.

https://imgur.com/a/Pp3RxkI

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Re: Help me create this shape out of gingerbread...
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 04:46:42 pm »
Wow!  Your finished piece is amazing!  Thanks for sharing!  ;D
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