Gingerbread Houses, Er, MANSIONS!

Hey guys!

Sorry I was a no-show yesterday. Between fielding calls from clients, trying to soothe a fussy baby, and prepping for Snowmageddon, my day was a little crazy.

But I’m baaaaack! And I’ve got an awesome holiday-themed post for you!

When I was little, we made a gingerbread house. I use the term loosely because it was really made out of graham crackers. And I remember just getting frustrated, giving up, and dipping my building tools in frosting and calling it a day. Even though I didn’t make a prize-winning gingerbread house as a kid, I would like to try it again. I’ve been seeing gingerbread house kits at Wal-Mart and I’m thinking I might have to snag one and see if I can do it.

This afternoon, I Googled “gingerbread houses” to give me some inspiration. And Oh. Em. Gee. You’ll never believe what I found. I mean, just look at these things:

You can't tell, but this bad boy is 6 feet tall!

You can’t tell, but this bad boy is 6 feet tall!

 

Mother of Dragons, that's an awesome g-bread house!

Mother of Dragons, that’s an awesome g-bread house!

 

Merlin's pants! Its Hogwarts!

Merlin’s pants! Its Hogwarts!

 

If only all sports had an edible arena.

If only all sports had an edible arena.

 

After I ogled at all the yummy creations, I found out that there is actually a national competition for gingerbread house construction! Its held every year at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.  Check out last year’s winners:

 

Yeeeaaahhh…. maybe I ought to just stick to my graham crackers and frosting this year and leave the g-bread building to the pros.

 

 

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