Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Gingerbread recipe, royal icing and lots of different lollies plus a board to place it on. What are you most proud of? How it turned out. Had never made one before. I was really pleased with it and even my son look a photo and showed his Facebook friends. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Allow plenty of time and space. This took about 3 hours, Sitting quietly listening to Xmas carols. I found using pins to keep it in place worked for me. Just be careful pulling them out.