Following on from watching the great British Bake off a few weeks ago where they where making amazing Gingerbread structures, I decided to have a go at my own. I wish I could say it was as easy as it looked, but at least I've learned something new and had fun doing it.
I put together a template of scary sillouhettes to make up a Gingerbread Lantern. You can find the recipe and templates at the bottom of this post.
I cut out each template using a PME Craft Knife and baked until golden. Some of the detail in these templates is fine and hard to cut out. I should have gone back over it once the gingerbread was cooked but still hot out of the oven and could have made the details sharper. But I left it too long and the gingerbread was to hard to cut once cooled.
My lantern is glued together with Royal Icing tinted Orange and Black and I used edible rice paper to line my lantern and give a more realistic look when lit.
Maybe it's not a show stopper but I was pleased and think it would make a very nice centre piece for a Halloween Party.