Judge our Gingerbread House Competition!!!

On Saturday, Eric and I got together with his sister Heather and her boyfriend John, and Eric’s parents, Jeff and Patti, to have a couple’s gingerbread house contest. It was a lot of fun, and we decided it would be great to have a bunch of unbiased people be our judges. So I came up with the brilliant idea of posting the pictures on my blog and letting my fellow foodies vote on them. I’m posting an overall shot of each house along with some up close detail photos.

Please leave a comment with which gingerbread house you think should win (A, B, of C) and why you chose it. On Wednesday December 10th I’ll tally the comments and declare who you chose as winner! (Eric, Heather, John, Mom and Dad, you don’t get to vote!)

A. Christmas Chalet

Chewing Gum Roof Shingles

Gum Wrapper French Doors

Graham Cracker Wheelchair Ramp

B. Country Chapel

Melted Hard Candy Stained Glass Windows

Slivered Almond Roof Shingles

Gumdrop Lamps and Hard Candy Gravel Path

C. Candy Cottage

Marshmellow Snowman

Neco Wafer Roof Shingles

Jelly Bean and Gumdrop Path


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No Responses to “Judge our Gingerbread House Competition!!!”

  1. Tina
    December 4, 2008 at 10:09 am #

    Oh my gosh, these are amazing!!! I don’t think I can pick just one!

  2. burumun
    December 4, 2008 at 10:09 am #

    Hmmm. B!
    It’s the gumdrop lamps and gravel path :D

  3. Jennifer Ludgin
    December 4, 2008 at 10:10 am #

    Oh my…I agree with Tina…so hard to choose. I guess if I have to choose, I like the chapel – it’s an original type of house!

    I really want to make a gingerbread house this year :) Hopefully it’ll go well! Did you buy your gingerbread pieces or did you make them?

  4. Sistercooks.blogspot.com
    December 4, 2008 at 10:11 am #

    I think C is the pretiest, but I would have to go with B because of the attention to detail.

  5. Salt N Turmeric
    December 4, 2008 at 10:12 am #

    I like C. the best since it looks very pretty with the pastel roof and has a cleaner look.

  6. Libby
    December 4, 2008 at 10:17 am #

    I like C. The Necco wafer roof is cute. But all of them look delicious! ;)

  7. CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta
    December 4, 2008 at 10:20 am #

    I’m a sucker for nuts, so I have to go with the Chapel but great job everyone!!

  8. Mindy
    December 4, 2008 at 10:22 am #

    I like B: Country Chapel. I’m a sucker for creative stained glass, and I liked that it was traditional with a little twist on a normal gingerbread house.

  9. Ericka
    December 4, 2008 at 10:22 am #

    these are all incredible! it’s almost impossible to choose just one. c really jumped out at me because it’s so traditional and adorable (and necco wafers! yay!) and i loved a, especially because of the graham cracker ramp, but i think b has such a cool roof and it’s a neat and original idea. so i vote b. when do i get to eat it?

  10. Jennifer Cote
    December 4, 2008 at 10:25 am #

    Wow, beautiful! I would pick the country chapel. Also,those melted hard candies in the stained glass are super cool! Oh, but that jelly bean path is so neat too…

  11. Janine
    December 4, 2008 at 10:38 am #

    B the Country Chapel, though they’re all lovely the roof and stained glass windows win it for me.

  12. Lori
    December 4, 2008 at 10:43 am #

    What a fun idea! I love the creative uses for the roof on all of them.

    B is my favorite!

  13. ICook4Fun
    December 4, 2008 at 10:47 am #

    I like all 3 of them. All so well decorated. If I have pick one then I will pick C because of the colorful decorations :)

  14. Reeni
    December 4, 2008 at 10:53 am #

    What a tough decision, their all so worthy! I think I like the chapel the best. What a fun idea!

  15. Peppercorn Press
    December 4, 2008 at 10:59 am #

    My choice would be C… I like the shingles and entry path tho the door. I also like the snowman – he’s so cute welcoming the guests.

    (A and B are great too! What a fun idea to make it a contest… that way everyone would definitely pay more attention to detail).

  16. Laurie
    December 4, 2008 at 11:01 am #

    They are all beautiful! But I vote the country chapel with the high steeple and stained glass windows!! :)

  17. haleysuzanne
    December 4, 2008 at 11:03 am #

    My favorite’s C, the Candy Cottage. It’s extremely well-executed, with clean lines. But I love the stained glass windows on B. That nearly beat it out.

  18. 5 Star Foodie
    December 4, 2008 at 11:08 am #

    My 4-year old daughter got very excited about all of the gingerbread houses! She into food and “plans to be an architect”. She picks B for the best design!

  19. lisaiscooking
    December 4, 2008 at 11:24 am #

    I vote for the country chapel.

    I’ve never made a gingerbread house myself. One more thing on my to do list!

  20. Julieanne
    December 4, 2008 at 11:34 am #

    I am a newbie posting here, hope I do it right….I vote for “C” because I like the trees, roof, snowman and pumpkins! hmmmm…I may borrow your idea. I do like the stained glass windows and the steeple of “B”..

    Happy Holidays!

  21. Manu
    December 4, 2008 at 11:35 am #

    Very Fun ! I like this ! Congratulation…

  22. tmsbrdrs
    December 4, 2008 at 11:44 am #

    Definitely the last one. The church with steeple is my second choice, but the last one made my jaw drop.

  23. Sue
    December 4, 2008 at 11:46 am #

    They’re all great, but I love the trees on B, so I guess I vote for B.

  24. spider
    December 4, 2008 at 12:20 pm #

    country chapel, cos it looks the most fun
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  25. Ms. Cupcake
    December 4, 2008 at 12:28 pm #

    How cute! Candy Cottage.

    Zen Cupcake

  26. Jackie
    December 4, 2008 at 1:12 pm #

    I love them! These are all beautiful… Let’s see… I vote B. Looking forward to hearing the results!

  27. Bob
    December 4, 2008 at 1:21 pm #

    I’m going to have to say C, but they are all good.

  28. colleen
    December 4, 2008 at 1:29 pm #

    all awesome but I vote B cuz of the almonds. I would like to make one with no candy whatsoever. We’ll see if I get around to it.
    —dork chow

  29. Vanessa
    December 4, 2008 at 1:56 pm #

    That was one of the hardest things to decide. There were things I loved about each, but in the end I pick B. You got me with the stained “glass” windows.

  30. Daily Spud
    December 4, 2008 at 2:37 pm #

    Such attention to detail, it’s so difficult to choose! I’m torn between B and C but I think I’m going to plump for B cos I love the almond shingles and gumdrop lamps.

  31. Jen
    December 4, 2008 at 4:05 pm #

    Was a tie between B and C for awhile…I have to go with C though, I adore the roof!

  32. Kiran
    December 4, 2008 at 4:21 pm #

    I really like the idea of this, it is a fun way to get your creativity flowing. The best bit has to be that you can eat it after (although it may be too sweet). I like them all in different ways but I think ‘B’ is my favourite. Thanks for including me as your friend.

  33. Ivastar
    December 4, 2008 at 4:58 pm #

    Wow! So beautiful and such clever use of candies! I vote for C because it makes me think of the Hensel and Gretel fairy tale by Brothers Grimm.

  34. patricia
    December 4, 2008 at 5:08 pm #

    Simply beautiful all of them… if i have to choose one then i pick C.. with the colorful path and cute snowman… make it really appealing!

  35. ValleyWriter
    December 4, 2008 at 5:22 pm #

    These are all great, but I have to go with C because of all the cheery, fun colors!

  36. Crystal
    December 4, 2008 at 7:49 pm #

    I’m going to say B because of the attention to detail, the sliver shingle? genious. but want to say that C is very pretty as well

  37. shavedicesundays
    December 4, 2008 at 8:16 pm #

    I like all of them but I’m gonna vote for A for creativity (gum wrapper doors) and who’d think of a wheelchair ramp. So fun!

  38. Pumpkin
    December 4, 2008 at 8:46 pm #

    I vote for C! I love the idea of Necco Wafer roof tiles, and the snowman is adorable. But what really wins me over is the snowy pumpkin patch!

  39. Food Lover
    December 5, 2008 at 12:01 am #

    All designs are interesting and great! I love the gums and that chapel concept so B I shall choose ha.

  40. Mochachocolata Rita
    December 5, 2008 at 2:09 am #

    how lovely! how hard it must’ve been to arrange those almond shingles!

  41. Barry C. Parsons
    December 5, 2008 at 10:22 am #

    Great stuff. Check out my gingerbread creations over on my blog. http://www.rockrecipes.blogspot.com

  42. Jennifer
    December 5, 2008 at 1:32 pm #

    I’m going with C, that little snowman is so cute and it’s very colorful.

    What a fun idea!

  43. Heather
    December 5, 2008 at 4:58 pm #

    Wow Diana I am soo impressed with your following! I didn’t expect so many responses :) Can’t vote because one of those is mine we had a blast that day!

  44. Sundancer
    December 5, 2008 at 5:06 pm #

    OOO they are all awesome, but I have to go with B, cause of those windows!

  45. Hornsfan
    December 5, 2008 at 5:50 pm #

    These are all beautiful but I’ve got to go with the chapel – the melted candy windows look amazing!

  46. Anonymous
    December 6, 2008 at 2:02 pm #

    The chapel – thanks for sharing!!

  47. Kristen
    December 7, 2008 at 8:23 pm #

    This is so hard! I love them all and what a great idea for a fun adult night.
    I think I’ll have to go with A. I love the wheelchair ramp and the gum wrapper doors.
    They are all soooo good though!

  48. Diane (Not_so_fond_of_cooking)
    December 8, 2008 at 7:38 am #

    They’re all lovely and I’ll bet this was a lot of fun. I’d have to go with B as well. I love the almond roof.

  49. WokkingMum
    December 8, 2008 at 5:56 pm #

    I like C, especially the snowman but I’m voting for B cos the details are just too awesome!

    Good work!

  50. genkitummy
    December 9, 2008 at 9:33 am #

    I’d have to go with C. I liked the walkway.

  51. SteamyKitchen
    December 9, 2008 at 11:52 am #

    My boys like C!!!!

  52. katiez
    December 11, 2008 at 10:33 am #

    Merde!!! I’m too late!
    oh well, I couldn’t have decided anyway.
    Well done, all!!

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