Oslo-based baker Caroline Eriksson takes gingerbread houses to the next level. Using this edible medium, she creates striking sculptures inspired by film and media that will have you doing a double take. Each features incredibly realistic detail that makes it hard to believe it’s modeled from gingerbread.
Eriksson has been creating delightful works of art for almost 10 years. “New techniques and recipes that I have developed along the way now allow me to work gingerbread in the same way as clay. I can sculpt in soft, pre-baked gingerbread dough and the let it air dry,” she tells My Modern Met. “It opens up so many more possibilities for what can be created. Depending on the shape and size of the creation, either I only use gingerbread, which makes it completely edible, or I have a steel wire and aluminum foil frame to fill the structure. When I’m happy with my sculpt, I use a Dremel tool to refine the details, then airbrush it with edible colors to give it more contrast and life.
His incredible portfolio includes sculptures of movie characters such as Groot from guardians of the galaxyvenom of Spider Manand Optimus Prime from Transformers. Some of them have an almost life-size structure, while others are smaller in size. And while they vary in appearance, they have a common theme of inspiration: imaginative characters. “I’m really into all things sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, and I’m intrigued by fictional characters and monsters,” Eriksson told My Modern Met.
Scroll down to see more of Eriksson’s gingerbread sculptures and follow the artist on Instagram to keep up to date with his latest creations.
Oslo-based baker Caroline Eriksson creates stunning sculptures inspired by film and media.
She makes each one entirely from gingerbread, which means they are completely edible.
It can take up to five weeks to create these intricate sculptures, which include characters like Venom from Spider Man.
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