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.
Once the DIY paper gingerbread house template was complete, I baked a whole bunch of half moon gingerbread cookies using my gingerbread house dough recipe.
Then I started stacking them, one by one. I used some chocolate royal icing to adhere them to the sides of the gingerbread candy factory.
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
Gingerbread House Dough Recipe & Baking Instructions
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.
Up top, at the mouth of the chocolate waterfall, chocolate royal icing flows from a 3D cookie tunnel in the wall. Two gumpaste Oompa Loompas throw chocolate malt balls into the chocolate melting pot.
Down below, on the banks of the chocolate river, a gumpaste Oompa Loompa figurine keeps the melted chocolate from seeping through the milk duds.
Here is a gumpaste Augustus Gloop figurine drowning in chocolate royal icing.
Here is how I made the Gumpaste Oompa Loompa figurines.
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