My son is making a big medieval castle replica for his History project. He's 11 and a very experienced baker, he ran a small baking business for a year (he's on to starter plants and jams from our own berry crops right now, though!) Neither of us have done a lot with gingerbread, though, and he's insistent on wanting curved towers for the castle as this is historically accurate. Can gingerbread be molded round like clay, or would we need some sort of curved mold?
Help With Curved Surfaces for a Gingerbread Castle
My gingerbread dough tends to be pretty firm, I think you could roll a sheet round an empty can and cook a cylinder that way. I'm not sure about just rolling sausage shapes, I think they would end up being to thick to cook in the middle.
Sounds like a fun experiment, I;d love to see picture of his castle