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Gingerbread TARDIS 
28th-Dec-2006 01:33 am
Gingerbread TARDIS
Hello! I hope this is the right place to brag about this wonderful gingerbread house that my friend pnr and I made during Christmas!

EDIT Dec 2007: A detailed how-to post can now be found in crafty_tardis!

pnr came over for a few hours on Christmas Eve, and again on Christmas Day, and this is your teaser of what we did:

TARDIS teaser

Yes, what better way to spend Christmas than with a fellow geek, making geeky stuff? No ordinary gingerbread house for us, no, we went for the adventure! As an invocation to the Doctor at this the darkest time of the year, that he shall return and bring light into our lives! (Which he did, of course, in The Runaway Bride.)

The pictures are taken by me and pnr , and polished up and hosted by pnr.

First, we drew up the pattern on paper and made all the pieces:



...and then glued them together with molten sugar and frosting, to this result:



(Please note that the thing on the top is a makeshift light -- we really wanted to get a big blinking diode light, but didn't think of it in time, i.e., before all the shops closed for X-mas.)

And just for good measure, here are a couple of more pictures, for your enjoyment:





And, last but not least, an example of pnr's mastery with Photoshop:



We had tremendous fun, and the TARDIS looks fantastic on my kitchen table!
Comments 
28th-Dec-2006 12:35 am (UTC)
That's really awesome. You need a Gingerbread Doctor, too. He can go, "At last, I'm ginger!"
28th-Dec-2006 12:42 am (UTC)
Oh, that one hurts! *falls over laughing*
28th-Dec-2006 12:45 am (UTC)
Gingerbread Tardis for teh win! You guys should really send those pictures into DWM. :D
28th-Dec-2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oh. Do you really think so?

*swells with pride*
28th-Dec-2006 01:12 am (UTC)
That is SO COOL! And I agree with the above commentor, you SHOULD send the pictures to DWM. That last photoshopped bit is brilliant.
28th-Dec-2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
What is this DWM that you speak of?

*ignorant newbie*
28th-Dec-2006 02:36 am (UTC)
Awesome. I am midway through making a gingerbread Tardis myself, but I doubt it will ever get finished XD.
28th-Dec-2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
Well, the trick is to remember to not eat the pieces before you have stuck them together.
28th-Dec-2006 05:13 am (UTC)
That is adorable!
28th-Dec-2006 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
*happy*
28th-Dec-2006 06:23 am (UTC)
That is about the coolest thing I've ever seen!

Fantastic!
28th-Dec-2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks!
28th-Dec-2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
This is possibly one of the most awe-and-squee inspiring things I've seen all year. :) (Also one of the most mouth-watering fanworks ever. ;) )

The really tough question though... is anyone going to eat it? :oD
28th-Dec-2006 08:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I'm probably going to be too soft-hearted to try and eat it, so that it will get all dusty and stale, and I shall have to keep it forever. Or until it gets soggy and falls apart.
31st-Dec-2006 07:08 am (UTC) - I love you and your gingerbread TARDIS
It puts my annual Gingerbread houses to Shame. Shame I Tell You.

...But then I always eat mine. I don't think I could bring myself to eat that masterpiece. It would be a crime punishable by having a Dalek as a housemate for two weeks.

..Do... Do you mind if I try to make one like yours next year? I Enjoys a challenge.
31st-Dec-2006 07:43 am (UTC) - Re: I love you and your gingerbread TARDIS
Thank you! *blushes*

And the world needs more gingerbread TARDISes!
7th-Jan-2007 01:56 am (UTC)
Ooo. pretty. That looks totally awesome!
9th-Jan-2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. Just beautiful. Nice clean lines and authentic details. That must have been so much fun to make!
15th-Jan-2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, it was! :D
27th-Mar-2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
Hey, wanna put up your plans for making this? I'm not the most creative person when it comes to construction, and would LOVE to make this this coming Christmas!

But this is amazing! So smart : )
27th-Mar-2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
*cough* plans...? *cough* :)

Um, we just drew up the shapes on ordinary paper (after some measuring and hard thinking) and used the cut-out bits as patterns on the pastry. They're just rectangular shapes, so it's not that hard. But I'll try and remember, and write something up. Don't know when I'll be done, but I will possibly post it in crafty_tardis, or in this post... Probably in time for next Christmas... :)
17th-Jun-2007 01:04 am (UTC)
Best thing ever, quite simply. :D
17th-Jun-2007 06:35 am (UTC)
Ha ha, thanks! :)
We also made a Dalek birthday cake a couple of months ago, but that one's posted in crafty_tardis (which didn't exist when we did this). It's so much fun being a geek. :)
8th-Jul-2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD! That is so awesome. How did it taste?
8th-Jul-2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, thanks! Actually, I never ate it. Its ruins are still standing around, old, stale and dusty, since I didn't have the heart to break it into pieces. Besides, it was special gingerbread house dough, made more for durability than for flavour! :)

Perhaps me and pnr should have a ritual demolition of it, soon... Make a pyre in the night, something like that XD
19th-Nov-2007 04:14 pm (UTC) - wow
OMFG thats awesome! screw gingerbread houses, i like the tardis! ^_^
2nd-Dec-2007 06:37 am (UTC)
Yay! Gingerbread TARDIS! I'm going to try to convince my slightly-less-geeky-than-me friend to build a TARDIS rather than a gingerbread house like we were planning. *crosses fingers*

Assuming that's ok with you, of course...
2nd-Dec-2007 10:35 am (UTC) - Thanks for posting this, I am inspired
Wow. What a great Christmas project!
2nd-Dec-2007 12:16 pm (UTC) - Re: Thanks for posting this, I am inspired
You'll find a big how-to post about it here, in crafty_tardis!
29th-Dec-2007 12:18 am (UTC) - FANTASTIC
its wonderful how you have all the building pics to show how you did it
that's brilliant
top stuff
and it looks yummy too, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
29th-Dec-2007 12:28 am (UTC) - Re: FANTASTIC
Thank you! :)
16th-Jul-2009 11:37 am (UTC)
Hope it's okay that I snagged one of your photos of the gingerbread tardis for use in an icon - will credit...
23rd-Mar-2010 06:42 am (UTC)
Anonymous
@ vandonovan hahaha. thats so funny :D and true!!
you guys did a great job on this, and the photoshopped pic looks very realistic!
23rd-Mar-2010 12:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you liked it! :)

If you want to reach van, I suggest you reply to one of his/her comments, since I doubt that he/she'll go back to look at the comments on a three year-old post...

Edited at 2010-03-23 12:18 pm (UTC)
12th-Dec-2011 07:45 am (UTC) - Gingerbread Tardis
Anonymous
Best gingerbread accommodation ever.
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