Eight house kits are now cut and baked by Foods 1 and 2 students. After a google image search and a field trip to see the Gingerbread Competition at Grove Park Inn for ideas, the students were ready to create houses from scratch.
After watching several youtube videos, we discovered it was best not to move the final cut-out due to distortion and less than perfect pieces cause a not so perfect construction process 🙂
The kids either cut out on a silpat mat or parchment paper with a pizza wheel. One group flipped the pieces over onto the cookie sheet which caused some distortion of the shapes (we later discovered when assembling).
The best method was cutting out on the parchment paper, removing the scraps and then keeping the cut out on the same paper. TRIAL AND ERROR works wonders. Next year we’ll review our notes and know the best way.
The excess flour can always be brushed with a pastry brush (though the students thought I was giving them a real paint brush).
Some great handiwork went into the details for second period. Wait until you see their creation!