First, I created a DIY paper gingerbread house template for the whole structure.
Here’s a look at how the waterfall element evolved from creation to completion.
I stacked the half moon cookies all the way up the side of the gingerbread house candy factory wall.
This is the method that I used for designing and baking
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Then I covered the outlying parts with painters tape to protect the finished work from being splattered and began to pipe a runny batch of chocolate royal icing down the sides of the cookies.
I repeated this step several times until the entire stack of cookies looked like it was cascading with melted chocolate.
Down below, on the banks of the chocolate river, a gumpaste Oompa Loompa figurine keeps the melted chocolate from seeping through the milk duds.
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