I know this is not a "cake" decortating question but I think this is where I will get the best results.
I am helping to decorate a victorian mansion for the holidays and the theme is Gingerbread. My partner make a replica of the mansion and wants a gingerbread bridal party to go outside of it. I don't want to use real gignerbread so I thought I would use Gum Paste. I need to figure out what combo of colors I need to use to get the right shade. I also want to add some spices to it so they smell real. Any thoughts on either?
I don't have any ideas for you, but it would be worth playing around with it to see what works! (I love gingerbread houses!)
I used chocolate candy clay on a candyland cake for gingerbread men. (No ginger spice though). It was easy to work with! (See my photos)
Maybe you can make use of ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc for soil on flower pots. That will make it smell like gingerbread.
I took some gumpast and kneaded some ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg into it and it gives it a real gingerbread smell. It also gave it some little speckles wich I think will add to the real appearance. Now I just have to get the color combo right. OH, I also used acrylic "puffy" paint and added some details and I think it will be a great alternative to real RI. It seems to adhere well which was my main consern. Thanks for the input!
Just wanted to update you, This worked SO WELL. It cut beautifully and dried just perfectly. The little gingerbread people smell great and my kids kept trying to eat them.