Gingerbread City – Museum of Architecture

The Museum of Architecture held an exhibition called “Gingerbread City” throughout Christmas 2017, where they invited the best UK Architecture Practices to design, build and decorate a custom made gingerbread-building. I took part in the exhibition and collaborated with Emily Garland, under our joint name @MinistryofMiniatures.

We, The Ministry of Miniatures, teamed up with Architecture-practice Assorted Skills + Talents* (AST*) and submitted a fully edible gingerbread architecture model, designed to their brief.


More than 40 practices took part in the exhibition, which ran from the 5th of December until the 22nd of December 2017 and was held in South Kensington, London. The public was asked to vote for their favourite buildings, and our Gingerbread Model of the fictional ‘African Centre of Ethology’ got awarded 5th place.

Full AST model

The classical model with an annex of modern apartments is build out of homemade gingerbread, hand-cut edible paper, icing, sugar glass, edible metallic gold paint and a range of lollipops, sweets & biscuits.
During the exhibition, lights were installed to illuminate the sugar glass windows.



AST title page




Front Porch Name focus


From above






All rights reserved: Emily Garland & Annemarieke Kloosterhof
AKA: “The Ministry of Miniatures”

Photography: Annemarieke Kloosterhof