Day 143 – Baking Trial

I’m on a tight deadline, so this weekend will have to involve primary construction of my architecture project. I picked a recipe from Taste.com.au, and made it in full measure assuming I’d have to do a second larger batch to complete all the surfaces.

Ready to Measure
Ready to Measure

Apparently dimensions can be deceiving.
Reading “7 cups of flour” should have given me a clue.

To Flour Mountain
To Flour Mountain

In any case, I decided to proceed making all the dough, but only constructing a single roof segment tonight. Because it’s the largest and trickiest single piece to make with the oven at my disposal, and it will give me enough indication if the rest of my plans are workable with what I have.

D'ough
D’ough

I hope to have the rudimentary undecorated house standing before the end of the weekend.

Piece of Finished Architecture
Piece of Finished Architecture

Then there’ll be a few more evenings for embellishments on the exterior, before it’s time to eat my creation. I’m having a lot of fun already.

I just wish I could taste a bit… but I need it for the finished product. And I forgot to bake a spare piece!

Day 137 – Baking and Building

Clearly, I don’t have enough projects going at the same time yet (I really should make a list so I don’t lose track (Done!)). So, let me add one more!

I’ve never made a gingerbread house for Christmas before. I usually make ice cream instead. Mixed results, but more on that another time. I’ve been thinking it’s time I tried. The gingerbread that is, but not at the expense of the ice cream.

I like a challenge.

So, I need to pick some architecture to break down and recreate.
I have no idea what I’m doing.

But challenge me!
Send me a link to a building to try.
Share this post with anyone that might have a good challenge.

I need to pick a building by next weekend to have enough time to learn how to do this… something beyond a mere “house”, but within the realm of possibility.

Okay, maybe there’s not enough time to learn how to do this, but in that case I’ll just fail spectacularly. On video.

I’m going to use this as a way to do a recording trial unrelated to my other YouTube-inkling-of-an-idea.

So far, my Google search for architecture has returned a lot of very impractical buildings.

I’d really like a few more straight angles to work with.

Or I could just go with the obvious choice.

So, what do you reckon I should build?