I have decided to go in a different direction with this project. The gingerbread, while still will get done eventually, has been put on the back burner for now. I am doing a modern yellow cake with period flavors. The spice mixture is tailed pepper, mace, clove and ceylon cinnamon. I have 4, 10″ x 2″ rounds already baked and in the freezer. 10″ of cake built, 20 or so more to go.
The cake is the easy part. Getting a new inspiration reference was more difficult. A friend sent me an image of a German sculpture of a dragon eating someone. Which of course lead me to beast statues and grotesques. Which lead to Notre Dame’s Chimeras.
Look how happy he is, nomming on a chicken. Appropriately period and everything. Perfect for coronation… if you are someone with a twisted sense of humor. Which I am.