Extraordinary and Unique Sculptures From Gingerbread by Caroline Eriksson

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Extraordinary and Unique Sculptures From Gingerbread by Caroline Eriksson

Smaug is not the first gingerbread sculpture made by her. In 2013, she made a sculpture of Optimus Prime.

If most usually celebrate Christmas by decorating their Christmas tree at home with the most beautiful accessories, different things are done by Swedish food artist Caroline Eriksson . Since childhood, it turns out Caroline has a hobby of making gingerbread. Every Christmas, she and his family always make gingerbread and shape it into a home.

But instead of gingerbread in general, she makes food that is often served when Christmas arrives to form one of the characters in the Alien vs. Predator movie, Xenomorph. Caroline said that the idea to make gingerbread in the form of Xenomorph began when she was bored because she and her family only made this one food into a house shape every Christmas. Until then, she began to make other forms of gingerbread, including ships, castles, towers, before then reaching movie characters such as Darth Vader, Optimus Prime, Alieninate Groot. Its size exceeds human height!

3D artist who is from Stockholm but now lives in Norway. She presented an extraordinary artwork based on antagonists for fans of The Hobbit. Caroline made a sculpture of Smaug, the legendary dragon in Tolkien's fictional J.R.R from gingerbread. If you are a fan of the Lord of the Ring trilogy, you must be very familiar with Smaug, the scary dragon in The Hobbit. Smaug is not the first ginger sculpture made by her.

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Then in 2013, Caroline moved to Norway, and she entered a gingerbread contest that could win 40,000 Norwegian Krones [4,505 dollars]. She made a sculpture of Optimus Prime from gingerbread. The artwork won "The 2013 Gingerbread Mill Competition". Her artwork went viral and after that, she continued to make new creations every Christmas.

It took Caroline many hours to bake and arrange cool sculptures. Caroline had to experiment with various ingredients to find the right 'sculpture' composition. The gingerbread sculpture must be thick and strong enough to support the entire structure. She spent 2-5 weeks designing and making bread sculptures. To make a very large gingerbread, even she had to make a metal skeleton first. This is so gingerbread can survive and not collapse. Mixtures that are made are not haphazard.

She must decide whether the dough is strong and thick. Caroline made it in great detail. Now that she has succeeded in making Smaug, She does not plan to serve or eat cake. She felt very fond of her artwork, so she decided to keep it until it was damaged. And surely you also will not have the heart to eat it!

Curious as to what the results? Immediately, check out some following of Carolina Eriksson's sculpture artworks made from gingerbread, below!

"Caroline’s amazing Xenomorph gingerbread sculpture a few years ago"

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As an interview with Boredpanda, Caroline chose to celebrate Christmas this year by making gingerbread at her home.

She had been thinking about building robots for a while, taking home and ships one step further! She thought it had to do with starting with a very simple inner form and adding details to it.

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At that time the Transformer's movie came out in the cinema, inspired by the film he finally decided to build Optimus Prime. It took 3 weeks, but she finished it and was very happy with the results.

She tries to challenge herself with each creation, doing something more advanced that she has never seen and done before, pushing the limits to what can be done with this media. That's what she thinks is the most fun: to finish the way to get the desired texture and shape. But it's also the most challenging and takes a lot of time and exams to be right.

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Groot and Xenomorph take 5 weeks: one for planning and four to build! She began by finding many references and generating ideas about what she wanted to make. Then she sketches a scale of 1: 1 which is used as a reference to build simple shapes first to get the right proportions. Then she adds more and more detail above.

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Caroline makes her own dough to make it harder with a smoother surface, for that she uses more syrup, flour, and no baking powder! Still good and delicious to eat. For each creation, it uses about 6 batches, which may be 7 kg of flour and 11 packages of sugar. She uses melted sugar as glue too, it hardens fast, is strong, lasts very long. Her creation has so far been related to movies because she's a big nerd movie, but she has ideas for game characters, ornaments, and houses too. We will wait for the other great artwork that she will make next!

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"For Christmas 2019, Caroline made a gingerbread version of Groot from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’"

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"Caroline has been making gingerbread sculptures since 2013"

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