Oslo-based baker Caroline Eriksson (previous) takes gingerbread houses to the next level. Using this edible medium, she creates striking gingerbread sculptures inspired by movies and media that will make you do a double-take. Each one features amazingly realistic details that make it hard to believe it is modeled from gingerbread.
Eriksson has been crafting delectable works of art for nearly 10 years. As Eriksson mentioned,
“New techniques and recipes I have developed along the way, now also allow me to work with gingerbread in a similar way to clay—I can sculpt in soft, pre-baked gingerbread dough, and let it air-dry. This opens up so many more possibilities for what can be created.”
Depending on the form and size of the creation, Eriksson either uses only gingerbread—making it entirely edible or have an armature of steel wire and foil to fill out the structure. When she is satisfied with the sculpture, she uses a Dremel tool to fine-tune details and then airbrush it with edible colors to give it more contrast and life.
Eriksson has created amazing gingerbread sculptures such as Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, Venom from Spider-Man, and Optimus Prime from Transformers. Scroll down to see some of Eriksson’s work. And you can also follow the artist on Instagram to keep up to date with her latest creations.