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The Giant Edible Gingerbread House

June 14 2011 — by Clementine Rodgers
The Giant Edible Gingerbread House was designed and built by Alma-nac Collaborative Architects with the help of an army of hungry volunteers, to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. The installation was open for three days in the Brunswick Gallery, over which hundreds of children were taken around the house and garden by performers who told stories around the cupcake garden, marshmallow waterfall, meringue clouds, chimney popping popcorn and other edible delights, allowing children to pull pieces off the house to eat. Clementine lit the installation, along with designing and making an LED jelly sweet chandelier to hang in the gingerbread house and uplit flowers, a glowing candycane and toadstools made out of sweets. Luminaires were generously lent by Mike Stoane Lighting and Encapsulite.
The gingerbread house opens for story time.
The gingerbread house opens for story time.
Uplit jelly sweet flowers in chocolate pots.
Uplit jelly sweet flowers in chocolate pots.
Jelly 'teeth' glowing toadstools on black meringue & croissant rock.
Jelly 'teeth' glowing toadstools on black meringue & croissant rock.
Jelly sweet, candy bracelet and marshmallow LED chandelier.
Jelly sweet, candy bracelet and marshmallow LED chandelier.
Cupcake garden.
Cupcake garden.
Popcorn popping chimney.
Popcorn popping chimney.