Making of: Gingerbread Smaug From The Hobbit

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Making of: Gingerbread Smaug From The Hobbit

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27 year old Caroline Erikkson has poured many hours into this amazing gingerbread sculpture of Smaug from The Hobbit.  The process took roughly two weeks and you can easily see why. She has to hand place every scale and detail on Smog’s body.

According to this article in aftonbladet, Caroline grew up with a family tradition of building gingerbread houses. When she was grown, however, she found herself yearning for something a little more challenging than a house.

As you can see in the video she has previously created an impressive Optimus Prime as well. I suspect we’ll be seeing Caroline again next year.

While it is sad to think of destroying this amazing piece of edible art, it is going to rot and crumble if it isn’t eaten. I’d personally nibble on it while reading this hand illuminated copy of Tolkien’s Silmarillion. I’d be careful not to get crumbs on it, of course.


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