"This gingerbread mill was inspired by The Wayside Inn Grist Mill in Sudbury, Massachusetts, which was built in 1929. Everything is edible except for the base. I used Rice Crispies treats to build up the base, gingerbread as the main structure, hard candy for the water, chocolate rocks for the siding, sheet gelatin for the windows, red-colored white chocolate for the red accents, gum for the roof, pretzels and pasta for the fencing, fresh herbs for the plants, pasta for the pulley, gum paste for the grinding stones, and Tootsie Rolls for the geese. I used kitchen implements to make a path of shoveled snow and animal tracks in the snow. My X-Acto knife and kitchen scissors also came in handy."