Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Sugar

For the 1999 gingerbread party, I teamed up with Marith for a lavish production; a gingerbread cathedral.



Picture: AutoCad Plans

This required first of all drawing up the plans using AutoCad. This is a jpeg of the postscript printout of the AutoCad drawing, that was printed out and used as the paper pattern for cutting the gingerbread pieces.



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These are two views of the initial construction. The walls are in place (with candy windows) and the interior is partially decorated. Apparently this cathedral has bright red shag carpeting!



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Decorating in progress. You can see the pretzel-stick arches in the upper picture.



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A close-up overhead view of the crypt, with candy skeletons.



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Overhead view, showingthe interior decoration.



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Construction and decoration of the steeple.



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View through the front door of a gummi bear at prayer.



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The finished construction. The lavish decoration and pretzel-stick arches are visible. Also, as you can tell from the lighting, it is now very late. This project took a lot longer than planned, and we had to come back and finish it after dinner.


chrisber@idiom.com, Last Modifi ed 25 April 2002