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The New Years Mechanic~

:star:"Piparkoogi maania 2011" ("Gingerbread Mania 2011") [link] (about the contest & other entries in the same category)
:trophy: Results: 1st place
:star: "The most beautiful gingerbread 2011" by Õhtuleht [link]
:bulletblack: Results: nothing. ;p I cant belive the winner was decided through how high the pics were rated... I mean... It was possible to give multiple votes for yourself and rate down others. :<
:bulletblue:Size: the tray ⌀30cm, height to horns 19cm
:bulletblue:Time: ~68 hours during 2 weeks + 4 hours on the barely noticable clock drawing on the tray
~600g gingerbread
~200g caramel candy
~300g glaze
+crushed peanuts and chocolate sprinkles
eyes are made of crushed blue M&M's

Honestly... I feel a bit guilty for having to compete in the 11-18 year old category... D: I mean... The things what a 11 year old and 18 year old make isnt that... Comparable. :/

Yeaa.... So THIS is what Ive been keeping myself busy with for the last two weeks. :dummy:

Wanted to make sth different from all the regular over-glazed ginger houses. ;p

Basically, this is made out of lil ginger cubes and sticked together with *lotsandlotsandlots* of CARAMEL! :la: + filled with cocoa glaze. First made it in three bigger parts and then connected them together with *hellofalotmore* caramel. Thats why the body is so... square-ish. :I

Mmm~ The decorating part was my favorite~ Can you tell? :D


Happy Dragons Year! :heart:
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Xeme13 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone's got good imagination! :-)
Kerriecat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
You my friend have skill!
crimson-wolfgirl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this is awesome
AoiKita Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student General Artist
The best part is it also still looks yummy/edible....some cakes people make are cool, but totally don't look like something I'd want to eat they used stuff that wasn't meant to be eaten to decorate it.
Si3art Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Heh, thanks~ :meow:

Hmm, welp I guess it depends then, I've seen some epicly amazing cakes that have all been made out of edible ingredients, only thing is, I could never imagine myself eating those masterpieces.... xD
(heck, theres even a tv show about making cakes for special events that show how they were made right from the start and later peeps comment how delicious everything is. Or maybe it's just the tv guys asking them to say something nice in front of the camera, ahahaha)
AoiKita Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I do think they are technically edible (though some I seen online I really questioned lol...there was no way such stable materials were edible XD), but I don't really think they are particularly good for us :P. I mean, a slice or two would be one thing....but eating a huge cake full of artificially made stuff makes me think of how sick I would feel (I have a hard time eating that really cheap white icing found on grocery store cakes....but I can eat a lot of chocolate-anything lol)

There are 2 shows I saw on tv where they competed in the kitchen to make the best cake using a theme like Disney for example. Those were pretty interesting to watch, if I had cable I would look them up still (not quite relevant, but you should check out the show about really neat homes they find around the is pretty awesome).
xrgrjhhb Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! Where did you get the skill set? Wow! 
I have to ask, how did you bring yourself to eat this after working on it for 2 weeks?
Si3art Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Dammit I wrote a long reply but seems I didnt hit enter and now it's all gone.... all gone... T^T

But actually no. I did eat the experimental pieces and those were delicious~
But nope, didn't dare to eat the dragon. ._.

It was put up for display at several places and in the end it just went stale and broke in 3... So now it's thrown away.
xrgrjhhb Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, congratulations on having it displayed at museums 
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salmon-baqels Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Oh my actual glob this is just , just AHHHHHH
If this doesn't deserve a daily deviantation then idk what does , SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE ONE ;O;
sposia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist
I love ginger! I love dragons!
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing!
Si3art Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
LoveMySockhead12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap.. Wow
Just wow!
I can't imagine how much work this was to you! Amazing
Si3art Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh yeah, this was... Something that took veeeery long to make... :s
Thought of maybe making something similar this year.... but.... yeah, oh gosh how much time it takes. D:

But thanks a lot! ^^
LoveMySockhead12 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so very welcome! I am a dummy! Hug 
Vulpix150 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Si3art Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks~ :la:
Vulpix150 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
Daedhalus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I made a gingerbeard house myself... and was so proud of it....but when I look at this here... I feel like hidding in a corner and cry.
Nah, anyways, awesome job! La la la la
Si3art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Njaws... Don't be like that. D:

Hahaha~ Well... I tried to make a gingerbread house at first, but... I couldn't do it... I failed as miserably as possible. T^T 
So, tried to approach this ginger thingy in a more creative way and here you have it. :lol:

Thank you! :meow:
Daedhalus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You want to tell my you weren't able to do a house but a dragon? :O Something goes wrong here...:D
However, it's cool that you used your creativity and skills to solve that problem - in such a divinely way. Or are you just saying that to cheer me up...? O.o
You're welcome^-^
Si3art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No, really, I'm not joking. It's not even funny. :|

It sounds so wierd, I know. But nope... All my tries of making gingerhouses just... Haven't turned out... :I
Either the rectangular walls deform with cooking or no matter how much glaze I put insinde and and outside the edges, they still fell apart... So yeah, I've given up on classical houses and since there was this gingerbread contest, I got this idea, that then why not try to use the lil' ginger blocks (they were intended for "roof tiles" at first xD) basicly as lego blocks connected the wrong way- with "glue" and "paste". :shrug:

Hah, at least this way, it looks a lot better. x3
Daedhalus Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's really hard to believe but if you say so... but I could never deal with caramel as glue... first of all, it tasted disgusting when I tried to make some and second it firmed up too fast, well we all have our little problems, don't we? ^^'
Next time when I bake gingerbread I'll try something more creative and unusual as well, like you (:
Hey, you became some kind of inspiration for me! :P
SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't decide if I want to eat this or stare at it for absolutely ever.
SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooohooooo for sea serpents!
CredoInSomnis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap! that's freakin' awesome!!!!! :D
Maroventolo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Soooo much overlord! It's extremely beautiful.
zoro-swordsman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
That is crazy amazing! :jawdrop:
ClayGauged Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Love it!
WildTigerLily Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I wouldn't want to eat it, it looks so awesome haha :)
szog88 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Om nom nom.. :)
GraphiteGuro Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. This is to awesome for words!
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I featured this here: [link] :)
Si3art Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist

Thank you! :hug:
ZhaoZoharEX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn that looks pretty sweet! Pun intended.
ELBlove7 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow! Beautiful, powerful, and edible! That's a great combination :D
Dragonluna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lacumcity Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW :O Now I know what I will do this christmas ;) Amazing work!
krystalfan-2 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
It's...too...beautiful for words....and it looks tasty too :3
CatCowProduce Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Id never eat it 0.0 too beautiful....
himitsutsubasa Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning and I sent it to the wrong folder. It's now in featured favorites.
Flockie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap on a cracker that is beautiful!
Kreusali Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Too awesome to eat!
nyayou Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I'm totaly impressed!!! D: whoooow~ that's the art!
Archenslav8 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So amazing!! :headbang:
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