What are you most proud of? I was most proud of the fact it actually made an charming centerpiece ;) What advice would you give someone starting this project? I always overbake gingerbread to be used in projects to give it added stability (I don't recommend eating my projects). The body of the bird was cut from a dinner plate and the rest of the pieces were freehand. Keep your design simple and make the detail work (texture, color) the most interesting parts.