Time to assemble the dock. I rolled out some gingerbread and cut them into thin strips, and as wide as I wanted the dock to be. Using an exacto knife, I frayed the edges and added nail holes. I then baked them.
The next step is to build the base for the dock, so I used the remaining 6 dowels that I had already prepared, and arranged them to the width that I wanted. I glued them in place with royal icing, and then on top of the dowels, I place popsicle sticks. Notice that the royal icing is brown. I do this to match it to the gingerbread instead of having white icing everywhere.
I placed royal icing on top of the popsicle sticks and started placing my boards.
The finished dock.
I think this part came out really neat. I love my dock!