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Gingerbread House Contestants Show Creativity at Yesteryear Village Christmas Contest

December 12th, 2012 · 4 Comments

A number of bakers entered the Gingerbread House contest held Dec. 7-8 at Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds. I didn’t judge these, but voted on my favorite. I haven’t heard which won, so you get to vote on your favorite, too. Leave your votes in the comments.

I love them all – the details are so creative! Congratulations from me – they’re all winners!

Very clever theme for this Gingerbread tree house village for the birds – the Snowbirds!


Clearly, a kid-made gingerbread train and train station. Kudos to the parent who left them alone to do it!


Love the neatly laid out garden in front of this gingerbread house. Love the guy stringing up lights by the front door!


We laughed about the Sun Chips used as a roof for this log cabin gingerbread house. Very clever use of those!


This two-story house has a lot going on. Note the kids in the wagon – look closely for all the fun details. Cute pretzel windows, round “tiles” roof and cherry licorice chimney.


Probably from a kit, but really cute. We like that they put gingerbread people in the scene – always a plus. Who lives in a gingerbread house if not gingerbread people?


One of the most precisely decorated. We loved the candy-cane fence in particular, but the gumdrop decoration above the door and snowman in the yard were nifty.


A whole gingerbread village! So much fun to pick out all the candies and cookies used in the details. Love the sprinkles on the trees decorated in the yard, and the pretzel shed out back. It’s the marshmallow clock over the door that takes this one.

Tags: Baking: Cheap therapy · Holiday cooking · Kids' Cooking

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Diane // Dec 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I think all of them are great, lots of work goes into making those houses.

    All are fabulous

  • 2 Janet // Dec 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I like # 1 even if it’s for the birds. I like “Bird Houses” anyway

  • 3 Janet // Dec 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I like #1 even if it’s for the Birds!! I like Bird Houses anyway!

  • 4 Lori Nolan // Dec 13, 2012 at 8:34 am

    They are all adorable and so much work put into all of them!

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