Forget gingerbread houses – this is gingerbread architecture

Forget gingerbread houses - this is gingerbread architecture
The Louvre art gallery, Paris (Picture: Caters)

Gingerbread houses are the fiddly edible cousins of Airfix aeroplane models, so to make to-scale models of landmark buildings must be rather difficult.

Artist Henry Hargreaves made these incredible depictions of famous art galleries from around the world using gingerbread, sweets, chocolate, candy floss and even bubblegum.

He said of the project: ‘The series allowed us to use techniques we hadn’t used before, we’ve never worked with gingerbread or sweets or chocolate to create solid structures.

‘Each gallery took between two and four days to build as we had to start with a foam base and work round that.

‘The Tate Modern was the hardest one to complete and even cracked and shrank a bit before we photographed it.’

PIC FROM HENRY HARGREAVES / CAITLIN LEVIN / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The Tate, London, UK) - These mouth-watering replicas of iconic art galleries are made out of delicious gingerbread and chocolate.Forget your bog standard festive gingerbread houses, these gourmet galleries blow them out of the water.Giving a new meaning to the T-ate Modern, artist Henry Hargreaves sculpted biscuits, hard candy and bubble gum into the London landmark. SEE CATERS COPY.
Tate Modern, London (Picture: Caters)

The models were then photographed in the black and white manner reminiscent of classic architectural photographs.

These palaces of sweetness were commissioned by Dylan’s Candy store in Miami, using sweets the sweetshop sells in store.

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PIC FROM HENRY HARGREAVES / CAITLIN LEVIN / CATERS NEWS -  (PICTURED: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA) - These mouth-watering replicas of iconic art galleries are made out of delicious gingerbread and chocolate.Forget your bog standard festive gingerbread houses, these gourmet galleries blow them out of the water.Giving a new meaning to the T-ate Modern, artist Henry Hargreaves sculpted biscuits, hard candy and bubble gum into the London landmark. SEE CATERS COPY.
Guggenheim Museum, New York (Picture: Caters)

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28 November 2014 | 6:30 pm – Source: metro.co.uk

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