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26 December 2007 @ 12:00 am
Shooty Gingerbread Thing  
So, since pnr and I made a hugely successful gingerbread TARDIS last year, we had to raise the bar slightly this year.

Of course, we started planning months in advance. No, not really. Five days before Christmas, we  sat bulllshitting all evening, instead of planning. Three days before Christmas, we realized that a model would probably be quite useful, so we started draughting up a sort of pattern. We started very diligently with measurements and everything.


(All thumbnails are clickable links to bigger pictures!)

Yay cardboard!

Yay gluegun!

therru: The backside is a bit wonky.
pnr: Well, who hasn't got a wonky backside?
therru: We put the 'ass' in 'assymetrical'!
pnr: OMG BUMPERSTICKER!!!1! *draws on model*

At this point, we started realising that our maths skillz weren't quite up to making any more patterns. WWTDD (What Would The Doctor Do)? Make it up as you go along, of course!

Yay K-9 models!

On Christmas Eve, we started baking. Here's pnr, skillfully maneuvering the rolling pin and cutting out pieces.

As you may remember from our TARDIS, we made a relief pattern on our walls, to make the panelling. Since K-9 is very 3-D, we decided to use the same method to simulate some of his structures. So, we first cut out and baked the basic pieces, and then cut out the relief pieces, stuck them onto the already baked ones with a little water, and baked them again.

After this, pnr had to go home and have Christmas dinner with her family, for some strange reason, so we had to leave the next stage for today. Then we stuck the pieces together with melted sugar. (You can spot it in the frying pan.

How to make curved gingerbread without burning your fingers? Can't be done, sorry.

The tail is not gingerbread, sorry. We didn't want to burn our fingers that much. It's a Caprice stick.

These are all the paper pattern pieces.

And these are all the broken and burnt and otherwise discarded pieces. Tip: make enough dough to make two K-9s.

This is me, doing the frosting.

The nose is a piece of sawn-off shotgun Caprice.

And here is the finished product! Everything is edible, except for the buckle. That's a real metal one.

Mk I, meet K-9 Mk... er... VI?

That's all for now. Merry Christmas!

(Crossposted to Gallifrey and back)
Current Mood: quixoticquixotic
But I guess I know a lot about bugs: thumbs in the air atommickbrane on December 25th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
the good ship Saucy Gibbon: xmas // graeme balcairn on December 25th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
Raised the bar slightly? It's gone up about 4 storeys.
therru: Gingerbread TARDIS therru on December 25th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm already dreading next year...
(no subject) - balcairn on December 25th, 2007 11:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - beewhimsical on December 26th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - balcairn on December 26th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - wulfae on December 26th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - beewhimsical on December 26th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - miss_binkowitz on December 26th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
eve11 eve11 on December 25th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
OMG! We should totally rename this community "crafty K-9" after your amazingly edible feat! Brava!
maymargaret: Doctor Sarahjane maymargaret on December 25th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
And now somehow my dalek cookies seem strangley inadequate. That is lovely. Very well built.
therru: Dalek bite my ass therru on December 26th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
Dalek cookies can *never* be inadequate. They are superior by nature. :)
Irritable Bat Syndrome fledchen on December 25th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
::wild applause::
Swallowed by the Sky: good dog swallowedbysky on December 25th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
This is possibly the most awesome thing I have ever seen.
Ruth: Doctor Who - Yup. Still Got It. cherishthepast on December 25th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
Absolutely amazing!
The Technicolour Wokling: Four childish yubsie on December 25th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
That is kinda the epitome of AWESOME. :p
kel hotchellerae on December 25th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
sarah_jane_s on December 25th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
Wow!!! fan bloomin tastic
Amanda: TARDIS Calling pookerdoos on December 25th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
That is beyond awesome, and adorable too! =D

Also, I totally need a bracelet or T-shirt that has "WWTDD" on it. XD
Seymour Romanovich Prouvaire signifiers on December 26th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
I got a "WWTDD" t-shirt for Christmas last year, actually! Unfortunately, I don't know the shop where my brother got it, but I believe it was on cafepress somewhere.

To the OP: This is absolutely fantastic! Are you eating it?
(no subject) - therru on December 26th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pnr on December 26th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
Joe & Ben's Dad: Dr Who: Daleks And Girls madush69 on December 25th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
That's fantastic! What is caprice?
therru: Gingerbread TARDIS therru on December 25th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
Rolled wafers filled with hazelnut and cocoa cream. :)

And thank you. :)
(no subject) - madush69 on December 26th, 2007 11:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
too bizarre to acknowledge: [who] exterminate the butterflies skillfulway on December 25th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
This is so awesome, seriously.
L gnawonyourbones on December 25th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)

that is awesome!!!
leelakin: DRWHO Master Holy leelakin on December 26th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
therru: Four Really? therru on December 26th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
(no subject) - leelakin on December 26th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - therru on December 26th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pnr on December 26th, 2007 10:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS!!!11!! syzygy_lj on December 26th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Now that is a great use of fan energy. I am so jealous. My friend and I had the idea of building your gingerbread TARDIS from last year, but laziness set in before we even bought the ingredients.

It would be so cool if you could post printable templates somewhere.
therru: Ten Alien tease therru on December 26th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
Yeah... see, that's the problem with making things up as you go along... :\
penwiper337 penwiper337 on December 26th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
That is seriously beyond fabbity-boo and out the other side.

Of course, topping this next year is going to be fun. ;)
therru: Tardis - magic box therru on December 26th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
OMG! I'm getting a headache just thinking about it! XD
(no subject) - pnr on December 26th, 2007 10:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
Square squareorange on December 26th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
...You realize that you've officially won the UNIVERSE by doing this, right?
Because you have.
therru: Master - bye-bye therru on December 26th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
(no subject) - pnr on December 26th, 2007 10:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
Malinda: omgwtftardis kitsune17 on December 26th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
Oh holy Whovian. That is the most awesomist piece of awesome that ever did awesome. :)
Suze: doctor 10 - unwrap your present auntiesuze on December 26th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
Totally, totally awesome!
dameruth: ginger dameruth on December 26th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
Very, very cool. Thanks for sharing!
Hedgewitch: 9 fantastic! (ethia) bramblyhedge on December 26th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
*grovels at your feet*

We're not worthy! We're not worthy!
ciel42 ciel42 on December 26th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
You just can't eat that, you have to find a way to preserve it forever lol
MinervaFan: Dr. Who - StarCrossed minerva_fan on December 26th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
Takomamama the Terrible turtleblues on December 26th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
That's really awesome.
I showed my dad- was a great introductory post to the world that is Craftytardis.