The Best of This Year’s National Gingerbread Competition

This year’s Grand Prize Winner by Gail Oliver

This year the Omni Hotel’s Grove Park Inn held their 27th annual National Gingerbread House Competition on November 18th with an impressive 220+ entries. Read more

Winners of the 26th National Gingerbread House Competition at Omni Grove Park Inn

The 26th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn was be held on Monday, November 19 and the winners in each category have been announced. And we’ve got pics of them all here for you. Read more

2016 Mid Century Modern Gingerbread House Competition Winners

Mid-Century Modern Gingerbread Houses

A contest held the members-only MCM Facebook group challenged talented bakers to take a whack at creating their own Mid Century Modern Gingerbread Houses. Most all the entries were inspiring with a few standouts. Here’s a look at the winners and some notable entries. Read more

2017 Grove Park Inn Gingerbread House Competition Winners


Located in Asheville, N.C., the 24th annual Grove Park Inn Gingerbread House Contest received entries this year from all across the country hoping to take home the Grand Prize of $8,500. Read more

The 10 Most Impressive TV & Movie Inspired Gingerbread Houses

TV & Movie Inspired Gingerbread Houses

As is too often the case, I think I’ve written something unique for my readers and Buzzfeed beats me to the punch by 12 hours. They happened to have posted the exact same subject as this, titled “13 Epic Gingerbread Houses Inspired By Your Favorite Movie And TV Shows.” While we have several of the same shows represented, we only share one gingerbread creation. And these are more impressive. Look for yourself. Read more

Kama Sutra Cookies, Cookie Cutters and Lovesick Recipes

These gingerbread cookies are probably not what your grandmother made for the holiday season, unless you’ve got a very liberal granny. Designed by Swedish company Pipparkakan, the Kama Sutra cookie cutters were actually made way back in 2007 and were featured on Gizmodo, and lots of other gadget and nerd sites. Read more

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. Read more

Nibble Nibble Little Mouse, Who Is Nibbling On My House? $15,000 Gingerbread House.

life size gingerbread house

The Edible Gingerbread Playhouse by Dylan’s Candy Bar is one of the more outrageous gifts in this year’s Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. The full-sized playhouse stands 6.6 feet tall by 5.25 feet wide and 4.1 feet deep. Read more