2016 George Eastman Museum Gingerbread Christmas With Animals

This was my 2016 gingerbread creation for the gingerbread exhibit. Everything is edible except the wooden shish kabob skewers used to build the birch trees on, the wires in the birch tree branches, and the styrofoam base used to place the winter/outdoor scene on. The brick wall is gingerbread pieces placed over rice krispy treats wall. I added cocoa to gingerbread dough to darken the color. Animals(skunk, deer, birds) , birch trees, tree top angel, and white ribbon on Christmas tree are gumpaste. Gold butterflies are gold luster dusted gumpaste. Wall was traced with royal icing and then pressed with sugar crystals before royal icing hardened.