Saturday was our annual Johnson Gingerbread Competition with Eric’s family.  We show up at Eric’s parents’ house with only the structure done, and do all the decorating at the same time.  This year’s theme is “EPIC ADVENTURE”, and we all made our own gingerbread from scratch!  Now it’s time for you to help us determine who wins the competition.  Check out the photos below with all the special details highlighted.  Cast your vote in the survey and then please leave a comment letting us know which one you like best and why.  If you think you know who made which one, please DON’T leave that in the comments.  We’d like to keep that a surprise until the results are announced.  You can also check out the 2009 gingerbread competition and 2008 gingerbread competition.

#1

gingerbread-pyramids

EXPLORING EGYPT

Two pyramids, each side uniquely decorated with candy and frosting. Hand carved camel cookies to carry you on your adventures exploring Egypt. The pyramids rest in a bed of crushed vanilla wafer sand. The Eye of Ra tops the pyramid and keeps watch over all of Egypt. A red licorice bow adorns a cookie star.

#2

NOAH’S ARK

No ark is complete without a rainbow, and it’s even better if the rainbow is made of candy. Inside the ark, graham cracker cages hold the pairs of animal crackers. Candy animals on a Christmas wreathed ark. Finally we know the real reason gingerbread men no longer exist.  SHARKS!!!  Should have headed for land little gingerbread men. An ice cream cone Christmas tree covered with green frosting and candy sunflower seeds decorates the ark.

#3

LORD OF THE RINGS: MINES OF MORIA

Marshmallow Fondant Gimli and Boromir fail to notice the black licorice Watcher in the Water emerging from the sea of melted Jolly Ranchers. The Fellowship of the Ring tries to decipher the riddle to enter Moria. Once the riddle is deciphered the Fellowship may enter, but will be faced with a steep climb up and down chili bean steps. The mines are ancient, one wrong move and an entire staircase could topple over, a threat nearly as scary as… …a fiery Balrog made of gummy devils, butterflies and bears and armed with a red vine whip.


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