December 30, 2022

Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater" is miraculous in ANY medium

Originally appeared in Medium/"Illumination"

Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Fallingwater” as a Gingerbread House on Steroids

By Bonni Brodnick
Photo by Melodie Dearden
Photo by Yuhan Du on Unsplash

The project took twelve hours to design. Forty hours were spent putting together the 164 pieces of house made from roughly twelve square feet of gingerbread dough.

For the stone, concrete, steel, glass, and wood imbued in the actual “Fallingwater,” they used over eight bags of powdered sugar for all of the frosting and over 40 bags of large Smarties (used to simulate dry stack stone on the building exterior). Finally, the river and waterfall are made from three batches of hard candy.

“Melodie, WELL DONE and entirely deserved FIRST PLACE! Great-grandfather would be proud and looking for royalties! LOL. Your rendition was festive and infinitely more attractive than the ‘thrown up candied Santa intestines’ of your competitor. There is just no accounting for taste. Cheers!”Ms. Galt refers to the “Candyland” entry that came in first. But who has the cantilever balconies thing hanging over the waterfall action?

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