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Edible Biplanes

A tabletop is filled with edible treats; in the centre, aircrafts are made of cookies, icing, and candy.

Craving some sugar and spice this holiday season? Then you won’t want to miss the chance to make your own edible aircraft! There are no rules, but here are a few suggestions to inspire you on your creative building project:

  • Wafer sheets for light wings
  • Thin breadsticks for struts
  • Graham cookies or wafer ice cream cones for the fuselage
  • Mini marshmallow for clouds or snow
  • Licorice, jelly beans and other small candies for decorations
  • Royal Icing to hold everything together

Looking to make your edible aircraft more realistic? Try making a JN-4 Canuck. Below you’ll see archival side view plans of the Curtiss Jenny — to inspire you — along with three view line drawings of the aircraft.

3 view plan of Curtiss JN-4 Canuck (PNG)

Did You Know?

  • The first Canadian airmail delivery took place in a Curtiss JN-4 “Canuck” in 1918. It was a recruitment publicity event in which RAF pilot, Capt. Brian Peck and Cpl. E.W. Mathers flew 121 letters from Montreal to Toronto.
  • The Curtiss JN-4 “Canuck” was the first mass-produced aircraft in Canada. A total of 1,210 of them were built in Toronto for the First World War.

Learn more about the Curtiss JN-4 “Canuck” and other aircraft used in airmail deliveries by visiting the museum’s collection highlights:

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Canada Aviation and Space Museum
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