As part of my Gingerbread Chalet that I constructed for Santa this season, I included a stable for Rudolph and the rest of his crew. I knew I wanted to include Santa’s sleigh in the scene, and you can’t very well have a sleigh without the reindeer to pull it. And reindeer need a place to sleep…
I started by drawing out my plans, measuring the parts I needed, and baking them with my favorite gingerbread recipe.
I used some black fondant to cut out a few windows.
I rolled some gingerbread and baked it to look like logs. I used those on the sides of the stable.
I rolled out some white fondant to create a barn door.
I used a small Wilton tool to add some wood grain designs to the fondant.
I created some gingerbread reindeer heads that I dedicated a separate blog post to.
I used my favorite icing recipe to glue the heads to the windows. Then I used the icing and scrap gingerbread to secure the sides of the stable together.
I cut some black fondant into little squares for the shingles.
I glued the shingles to the roof using the icing.
I mixed some black gel food coloring with vodka and painted it onto the shingles to give them a nice even color and shine.
I glued the roof onto the base of the structure.
I added a nice long strip of black fondant on the top to cover the seam between the two roof parts.
I added a few embellishments as well. Some door handles, firewood, a wreath, and some fondant carrots.
It was the perfect addition to my wintery landscape.