Gingerbread Christmas Topiary
Inspired by Julia M. Usher's garden scene with topiaries

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I made this topiary because I wanted to experiment with larger spheres and contours.  It was inspired by one of @Julia M. Usher 3-D projects - the spring garden with topiaries.  This is primarily made of gingerbread, all edible materials, almost 3 feet tall.  (It's for a charity auction.) I learned a lot about contouring and structural support!  

LisaF posted:

I made this topiary because I wanted to experiment with larger spheres and contours.  It was inspired by one of @Julia M. Usher 3-D projects - the spring garden with topiaries.  This is primarily made of gingerbread, all edible materials, almost 3 feet tall.  (It's for a charity auction.) I learned a lot about contouring and structural support!  

Awesome work - I bet it brings big bucks for the charity!  Thanks for the shout-out too! 

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LisaF posted:

I made this topiary because I wanted to experiment with larger spheres and contours.  It was inspired by one of @Julia M. Usher 3-D projects - the spring garden with topiaries.  This is primarily made of gingerbread, all edible materials, almost 3 feet tall.  (It's for a charity auction.) I learned a lot about contouring and structural support!  

Awesome work - I bet it brings big bucks for the charity!  Thanks for the shout-out too! 

Julia, did you notice the "tile"?!  I suspect the stencil looks familiar! 😂

LisaF posted:
Julia M. Usher posted:
LisaF posted:

I made this topiary because I wanted to experiment with larger spheres and contours.  It was inspired by one of @Julia M. Usher 3-D projects - the spring garden with topiaries.  This is primarily made of gingerbread, all edible materials, almost 3 feet tall.  (It's for a charity auction.) I learned a lot about contouring and structural support!  

Awesome work - I bet it brings big bucks for the charity!  Thanks for the shout-out too! 

Julia, did you notice the "tile"?!  I suspect the stencil looks familiar! 😂

OMG, no! I thought that was a quilted mat, but I see it's all cookie now! Wow - you went all out! You must have some form of support board under all that?

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LisaF posted:
Julia M. Usher posted:
LisaF posted:

I made this topiary because I wanted to experiment with larger spheres and contours.  It was inspired by one of @Julia M. Usher 3-D projects - the spring garden with topiaries.  This is primarily made of gingerbread, all edible materials, almost 3 feet tall.  (It's for a charity auction.) I learned a lot about contouring and structural support!  

Awesome work - I bet it brings big bucks for the charity!  Thanks for the shout-out too! 

Julia, did you notice the "tile"?!  I suspect the stencil looks familiar! 😂

OMG, no! I thought that was a quilted mat, but I see it's all cookie now! Wow - you went all out! You must have some form of support board under all that?

Yes.  It's a large board - 24X24.  I played around with several of your other background stencil designs but picked this one because it was a bit more forgiving in terms of lining up the cookies.  They're gingerbread hexagons using your construction recipe.  They hold up really well as the base.  I'm attaching a photo before I secured and "caulked" with royal icingtiles

 

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LisaF posted:

I made this topiary because I wanted to experiment with larger spheres and contours.  It was inspired by one of @Julia M. Usher 3-D projects - the spring garden with topiaries.  This is primarily made of gingerbread, all edible materials, almost 3 feet tall.  (It's for a charity auction.) I learned a lot about contouring and structural support!  

Awesome work - I bet it brings big bucks for the charity!  Thanks for the shout-out too! 

Julia, did you notice the "tile"?!  I suspect the stencil looks familiar! 😂

OMG, no! I thought that was a quilted mat, but I see it's all cookie now! Wow - you went all out! You must have some form of support board under all that?

Yes.  It's a large board - 24X24.  I played around with several of your other background stencil designs but picked this one because it was a bit more forgiving in terms of lining up the cookies.  They're gingerbread hexagons using your construction recipe.  They hold up really well as the base.  I'm attaching a photo before I secured and "caulked" with royal icingtiles

 

Amazing!!! What an ingenius idea Lisa...I'm super impressed by your work

Cookies Fantastique by Carol posted:

Wow! What a fabulous Christmas presentation @LisaF!! Love all the meticulous detail. Toparies are so much fun but I can imagine the time you put into this project...the time was worth it! You did an awesome job ❤️.

Thank you so much @Cookies Fantastique.  I learned an awful lot from this project and there were a number of fails.  I initially had a cookie pole connecting the two spheres (it broke).  I also had a third sphere, which fell off and cracked.  In both incidents, the fail happened several hours after I thought I was in the clear.  So, it was all quite dramatic.  LOL!!!

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