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Gingerbread Companion Cube by IrkenIdiot Gingerbread Companion Cube by IrkenIdiot
Everyone does gingerbread houses.
So I did something more...geeky.

EDIT: Mother of god! The response on this has been ridiculous! Thank you, thank you everyone for thinking that this is as great as you all do! Your kind words are greatly appreciated. :)

For those of you curious how I made it, I sketched out a rough paper template, cut it out, and got a knife and cut around the template--so that's 6 square pieces, 24 side pieces, 24 middle pieces and 6 circular pieces. I rolled out the cookie dough so it was fairly thin, to avoid extra spreading and poofing in the oven. I baked it a bit longer than I would normally bake gingerbread cookies, because I wanted the pieces to be firmer and more suitable for construction.
After that (lengthy) process, I stuck everything together with icing I made from the Wilton Royal Icing recipe [link] ; when they say it dries like a cement, they're really not kidding, so I would never recommend frosting an entire cookie in this! But details here and there in royal icing can be quite crunchy and delicious. P:
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Sparklepaws33 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what's a companion cube? xD
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PonyPwners Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow, THIS IS AMAZING!
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MissFero Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
That is epic!! <3 :O
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hello there, you have been featured in my journal [link] Have a nice day :)
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endirasae Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
You know, I had a dream last night that I made a gingerbread companion cube. Thank goodness someone else has already done it or I would feel compelled, in the name of delicious culinary science!

Awesome work!
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IrkenIdiot Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Haha, thanks! This is by and large the most popular thing on here I have ever submitted.

I guess you could say it was a triumph.
:iconsunglassesplz:
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laurajs Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Interface Designer
should of used greese proof paper to go on top of the plate :) fantastic job
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IrkenIdiot Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Awh, so true! Thank you, btw. :D
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laurajs Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Interface Designer
you're welcome
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furriesbestfwiend Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
oh my god show us all how you make it
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IrkenIdiot Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Would you believe I barely planned at all? I just kind of cut out paper patterns as I went XD
I'm a terrible artist :P
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furriesbestfwiend Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
im terrible too plz dont look at my stuff!!! any way could you show us all the paper patterns!! tell us what you put inside did you know your sorta famous for this now!! on google just look up comapanion cube ginger bread one of the top sites with you on it is called umm i forgot but thir motto is "gaming with a dash of sugar" im doing my home work now so i cant chat long...
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IrkenIdiot Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Haha, my goodness, that was probably the most flattering Google search I have ever done!
Well the paper patterns are long gone, but I'll make an edit soon with some remakes that should be close enough to the originals :3

And there's nothing inside, unfortunately, it's just hollow! I should've put something inside and given it to my boyfriend as a christmas present, lawl
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furriesbestfwiend Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
yeah but didnt you say it was stuck too that plate??? plz make a paper pattern im doing a project on coca beans and my mom makes a mean chocolate cookiedough so i could make a companion cube for school... BTW did you see your name on the website i told you about laters :iconlawlplz:
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IrkenIdiot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Yes, originally it was a full cube but it was kinda hard to stick to the plate without it sliding around, so I just went with five sides--but anyone could make a full cube if they wanted! It's the same stuff.

I'll upload a pattern sometime this weekend, don't panic. :)
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Lathrine Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Ee! But how would you be able to eat something so cute and faithful? D:
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fuhreakay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I died a little on the inside when I saw this. (:
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PsychoWing Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Saw this here: [link] and just had to add it on this site too. It's cute and I love it.
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IrkenIdiot Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Hehe, thanks! It was a good decoration for the table around Christmas...unfortunately the icing I used more or less became cement and it was impossible to take it off the plate without breaking it into pieces. :C I had to destroy my faithful Weighted Companion Cube.
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veela-in-the-night Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
madam, i salute you; this appears to be made of 2 parts yummy, 8 parts WIN.

tee hee, i GENUINELY love this!
on a more technical note, how do you get the structures to stay up? I've never managed to make a gingerbread construction that didn't collapse. Does the icing have to be very thick?
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LadyDee17 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Writer
I LOVE THIS! it was featured on myfoodlooksfunny.com and also i put it on my tumblr :) (imurs2keep.tumblr.com) LOVELOVELOVE <3
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shinigami-of-death02 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
friggin....awesome.
i think though, you took this idea from black mesa
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visualizemyname Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
I want to eat it ;_;
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:iconestarry:
Estarry Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cute, and it looks so yummy.
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Dyckannu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
SOOO awesometastic. I'm clearly quite envious of your gingerbread abilities xP Dang, now I'm hungry xD Anyways, FAVED CC:
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ldhenson Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The gingerbread is not a lie!

This is really well-done. I like how clean and straight the edges are.
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AllejhlahHokit Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
That game is so creepy...................
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:icontatertot94:
tatertot94 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is made of win. :D
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Shendorion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
I'm making a note here: Huge Success.
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Tim141600 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC
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ZenithApexNadir Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Is it patterned on the bottom, too? :)
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Ekuneshiel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Looks delicious!
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:iconetzamnar:
etzamnar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
it looks so tasty
but i dont want to make the mistake of killing it again

DAMN YOU GLADOS
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:iconnighty90:
Nighty90 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
lol this is so fuckin awesome ^^
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:iconnisaacy:
Nisaacy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Now you must dispose of your trusty weighted companion cube. Eatit!
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EliseEnchanted Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Student Photographer
OMNOMNOM
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holkinns Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
you are a genius!!! xDDD this is soo cute! love it! <3
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chibiktsn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That is adorable, and delicious looking. You are awesome. :iconyeahplz:
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xisaiahxfabx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Oh yes. Oh YES, this is absolutely amazing. <3
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ErichZann8 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
This reminds me so much of a companion cube cake a friend made me a year or so ago. Totally fantastic.
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Dastrisx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
This is so amazingly nerdy.
I love it.
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emif Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010   Digital Artist
Your piping is SO MUCH BETTER than mine.
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ProjectENDO Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Filmographer
Dude! Companion Cube! Never did figure out how to save it.
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Wulfex Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
OMG... how on earth could you possibly eat something that beautiful... Yup... I shed a tear...
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Morbid-Maggie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yummy and awesome!
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