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Author Topic: Gingerbread Clay  (Read 41 times)

Offline GingerbreadExchange

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Gingerbread Clay
« on: October 10, 2019, 10:27:01 am »
"Gingerbread" Clay Recipe

2 cups Baking Soda
1 cup Corn Starch
1 1/2 cups Cold Water
Cinnamon, ginger, and clove spices to color and scent (use more cinnamon than the other spices)

Optional: brown liquid watercolors or food coloring for a richer color

Mix all ingredients in a pot and stir over medium-high heat. Continue to stir frequently until the ingredients reach a clay-like consistency. It does not take long for the clay to fully form. You will know it is done when it has reached a consistency similar to mashed potatoes. Transfer the clay to a heat safe bowl and cover with a moist towel until cool enough to knead. Knead the clay with your hands and add more spice if desired. If you do not use food coloring you will want a lot more spice to deeply color the clay. The ratio of each spice you use will depend on your own preference, but you should use a lot more cinnamon (for color) than ginger or clove. Allspice gives a great scent.

Depending on thickness, your creations will take at least 24 hours to dry completely. For larger creations (sculptural pieces), consider using Styrofoam shapes as a base under your clay.
Loreta Wilson
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Re: Gingerbread Clay
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 03:10:42 pm »
OK.  So, no baking.  Just make the clay, roll out, cut piece, let dry.  Correct?

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Re: Gingerbread Clay
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 04:02:46 pm »
Yes, there is no baking.  But, I don't know that I'd use this for a large house (walls/roof).  I'd maybe use this clay for decorating items for the house.  I don't think it has the structural integrity for building or support.
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