Augustus Glooping: The act of submerging one’s entire body in chocolate.
To create the body, model a 3D gumpaste figurine from the waist up only. Allow it to set for at least two days before glooping.
- Gumpaste figurine torso with outstretched arms and a gaping mouth, fully set
- Popsicle stick or tongue depressor
- One glue dot
- 1 cup of very loose chocolate royal icing (the consistency of a warm milk shake), room temperature
- 2 extra egg whites
- Clean drinking glass
- Small offset spatula
My royal icing recipes are in this kit
Gingerbread House Decoration & Construction
1. In a small bowl, stir the royal icing gently.
2. Dip the head of a clean spoon into the icing to test its density. The icing should run off the spoon easily but coat it thoroughly. If it’s still too thick, add more egg whites ½ teaspoon at a time. Pour the finished icing into a small but deep bowl. The bowl must be deep enough to fit the entire torso of the figurine.
3. With a glue dot, adhere the bottom of the figurine to the popsicle stick no less than 1 inch from the end. The glue dot is just to hold the figurine in place temporarily and will eventually be removed.
6. Seal the remaining icing under a piece of plastic wrap followed by a damp piece of paper towel. Then wrap the entire bowl in plastic wrap and return it to the refrigerator.
7. Allow the torso to hang overnight or longer before handling again. Once it’s dry, remove the stick and glue dot from the body. Set the body aside.
9. Place the torso down in the middle of the river and swirl it around to create a sense of movement.
See the whole gingerbread house here: Candy Factory Gingerbread House
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