Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sweet Reading

Yes. It's made of gingerbread and found here 

News stories with photos like this one never fail to snag my attention, for a couple of reasons. The first being that it's focus is food, and we all know what THAT means for BICJ over here especially during the yummy holiday season.

The second is that it showcases gingerbread houses. Many, many pants sizes and years ago, my friend Dianne and I baked and decorated a zillion cute little gingerbread houses and sold them at a few craft sales.

 I'm the tall dopey one on the right. Can you say BAGS UNDER MY EYES?! On the other hand, Di, you look maahhhvelous. Dahlink.

I still use the same recipe after thirty some years. 

It was great fun and I still get out my old recipe and make up a house or two every year. It just isn't Christmas without a gingerbread house sitting on my kitchen table.

But back to the news story, which is this, found here, on FoodBeast:

.....The creations were entered for a Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase 2012 that took place at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, B.C.
     The venue collaborated with Habitat for Humanity to raise money for the charity and invited bakers all around the country to partake in the baking extravaganza. The competition requires that submissions be made entirely of edible ingredients and are featured on Laurel Point’s Facebook page.
My favorite of the 2012 entries is this one, but then I'm a sucker for the classic gingerbread house style.

You can vote for your favorite on Laurel Point's facebook page.

1 comment:

annie said...

There are so many talented people, and some of those gingerbread creations are amazing.I do not have the creativity,or patience for gingerbread houses....cookies are my thing. Congratulations on being able to continue creating your gingerbread houses at Christmas time.