Winners of the Grove Park Inn 2010 National Gingerbread House Competition In Each Category.

2010 National Gingerbread House Competition Winners
above: The Grand Prize winning entry in the National Gingerbread Competition featured Christmas-themed Russian Nesting Dolls by Heather Lewis.

Many gingerbread competitions feature some very amateur creations – unimpressive gumdrop laden homes with leaning chimneys, doghouses and lighthouses with lame landscaping and the like. But not the National Gingerbread Competition, which celebrated its 18th annual competition this year at the Grove Park Inn. (more…)

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The Hippest Gingerbread Houses Ever! April Reed’s Farnsworth House & More

Hippest Gingerbread Houses

Here’s a look at some of the Hippest Gingerbread Houses around. From replicas of both the Farnsworth House and Fallingwater to Ranch Style kits, This gingerbread version of the Farnsworth House — Mies van der Rohe’s modern masterpiece in Plano, Ill. — is a (deep-pocketed) design lover’s dream. It took the elves at April Reed Cake Design several days of photo research and about 25 hours to construct the fondant-covered walls, poured-sugar ‘‘glass’’ windows and sugar-paste I-beams and staircases. (more…)

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