We first had to consider the scope of the castle. We thought about carving the castle out of an enormous cake, but we decided against it.
We decided to create the entire battlefield on a 1 yard x 1 yard table, so we first foil-wrapped it.
We had to create the castle with card board first to get a sense of its structure.
Once the card board model is made, we took it apart and use the card board pieces as stencils on gingerbread.