Every Christmas, artist Caroline Eriksson has made something astonishing out of gingerbread. It started back in 2013 when she made an Optimus Prime for a gingerbread race. Since then she’s made a Xenomorph, dragon and even Darth Vader!
To create her gingerbread statues, Eriksson first constructs an internal structure out of metal. The rest is simply gingerbread and melted carbohydrate! For the curving areas, Eriksson says the parts are soft and malleable if utilized fresh out the oven. She likewise mentions that she adjusts her recipe to apply twice the amount of syrup and no baking powder to build the gingerbread harder and dedicate it a smoother surface.
As this is just a side project for fun, she says it takes about 3.5 weeks over a 2 month period( since she’s merely working on it in her free time ). For more delicious art, check out her Instagram page!
[ h/ t reddit]