After digging out the gingerbread house photo last week we decided we had to make a gingerbread building of some sort this year. We were really inspired by our trips to New York and after some debate we decided to go for the Statue of Liberty and the Chrysler building.
Wille found an illustration online of the statue which he enlarged, printed, cut out and used as a template.
For the Chrysler Building Martin drew the pieces and Wille cut them out in as many parts as needed.
The pieces went into the oven. Slightly longer than usual as we made them a bit thicker than normal for added stability. Oh, and we buy the dough... If you want to make some you can find a recipe here along with other Swedish recipes.
After the pieces come out of the oven they have usually lost their shape a bit so I trimmed the edges with a serrated knife. In case you are wondering what else I contributed to the project, I was in charge of kneading, rolling and washing up. All the exciting bits. I also helped messing up the statue's facial features. After I was done she looked more than anything like Frankenstein which is why there's no close-up.
Wille was on Chrysler frosting duty. His frosting muscles were sore after all those windows. Or port holes rather. Artistic freedom, you know.
Slightly crooked but that's kind of the feeling you get from these sky scrapers in real life too whether you're up there looking down or down there looking up so it's accurate enough for us. And besides, it is a cookie after all.