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Extraordinary Sculptures from Gingerbread by Caroline Eriksson

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Most people of Christianity celebrate Christmas by decorating their Christmas tree at home with the most beautiful accessories. In that case, 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 gingerbread forms, including ships, castles, towers, before reaching movie characters such as Darth Vader, Optimus Prime, and Alienate Groot. Its size exceeds human height!

 

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

3D artist comes 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. When 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.

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.

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

She must decide whether the dough is firm 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 indeed, 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!

In an interview with Boredpanda, Caroline chose to celebrate Christmas by making gingerbread at her home. She had been thinking about building robots for a while, taking family and ships one step further! She felt it had to do with starting with a straightforward inner form and adding details to it.

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

When the Transformer’s movie came out in the cinema, he finally decided to build Optimus Prime inspired by the film. 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 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.

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, 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.

Caroline makes her own dough to make it more challenging with a smoother surface; she uses more syrup, flour, and no baking powder! Still excellent and delicious to eat. It uses about 6 batches for each creation, which may be 7 kg of flour and 11 packages of sugar. She uses melted sugar as a 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. We will wait for the other great artwork that she will make next!

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Christmas 2020, Caroline create a Predator, still in progress and will be done around the new year or more

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Christmas 2019, Caroline created a gingerbread version of Groot from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Incredible of Caroline’s  Xenomorph gingerbread sculpture a few years ago

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Her Gingerbread – Smaug 2014

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Other Artworks

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Image source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Videos of Making Process

Video source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

Video source and credits: Caroline Eriksson

 

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