Gingerbread Competition Christmas 2009

Gingerbread House Competition

It’s that time again, our annual Johnson Gingerbread Contest.  Whether it’s houses, trains, chapels, ski lodges…we go to town with gingerbread, frosting, and candy.  Last year’s competition was our first, and this year it was taken to new levels of awesomeness!  Below I’ll show photos of each house along with some detail shots.  Your job is to vote for your favorite.  We’d also love it if you leave comments on why you picked the one you did.  Mainly so we can rub it in each others’ faces ;)

Jolly Ski Lodge

gingerbread ski chalet

The Jolly Ski Lodge is a perfect winter retreat for the avid skier.

monkey snowman

A very happy snowman.

jolly ski lodge sign

A ski lodge sign leaning against the gingerbread tree, with skiing action figures. butterfinger sidewalk A crunchy butterfinger and twizzler path leading to the lodge with an m&m and jolly rancher roof. nerd sugar cube hot tub A nerd and sugar cube hot tub complete with goldfish for the weary skier.

Polar Bear Party

gingerbread igloo land Little do the playful gingerbread men know that there’s a polar bear party below! candy stone chimney A candy rock chimney. gingerbread sledding Gingerbread men love to ski and sled past friendly snowmen. polar bear pond The perfect pond for polar bears to play in made of jolly ranchers and rock candy. sugar cube igloo An igloo of sugar for the shy bears to hide out.

Gingerbread Snow Train

gingerbread train A gingerbread snow train that doubles as a candy dish! gingerbread outhouse A gumdrop lamp, gingerbread outhouse for the railway travelers and a skiing gingerbread man. cuddling gingerbread couple A frosting couple cuddling under a gingerbread blanket and watching over the candy in the “nice” car. Naughty coal car A coal car deliver tasty chocolate coal that will make you want to be naughty. gingerbread train vertical A rock candy smoke cloud, marshmallow train tracks, and shredded wheat station house.

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11 Responses to “Gingerbread Competition Christmas 2009”

  1. Crystal
    December 15, 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    I enjoyed the train b/c of the detail put into the train and the rock candy smoke cloud. also, it’s not the run of the mill gingerbread house very nice!

  2. wormeyman
    December 16, 2009 at 8:42 am #

    Well i know who i voted for ;)

  3. DessertCrazy
    December 16, 2009 at 3:03 pm #

    Hard choice here. Each one had details that were really good. All three are winning quality!

  4. Mr. Johnson
    December 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    I voted for the winner!
    Patti and I had great fun with Eric, Diana, Heather and John last Sunday afternoon. This is a great new Tradition. Last year two of the couples bought the gingerbread house kits sold at stores. This year everyone baked their own gingerbread!

  5. Cheryl Shifflett
    December 16, 2009 at 4:15 pm #

    I voted for the snow train as it is the most “prettiest” defined gingerbread house and that my two younger sons love trains so I was partial to it before I really looked at each picture. Thank you for letting me vote. Great work!!! Cheryl

  6. Sarah
    December 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    Love them all but the Naughty/Nice cars won me over!

  7. Barbara Olander
    December 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm #

    Well, I hated to vote, because I loved them all! I also love the fun they represent!

  8. Susie
    December 16, 2009 at 6:08 pm #

    I loved the polar bears swimming pool and the gingerbread men sledding! The rock chimney is cool too. The whole thing is just adorable! I love it!

  9. Alta
    December 17, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    WOW, everything is so amazing!

  10. Julie
    December 20, 2009 at 8:44 pm #

    I chose the polar bear party be cause I just adore the cave with the sugar cube entrance!

  11. Catherine
    December 23, 2009 at 6:15 am #

    I was drawn to the train; it has a look of nostalgia – and trains and Christmas just seem to go together! Great detail, color, even a little whole grain nutrition! Outhouse, lumps of coal, tempting candy treats – naughty/nice – very creative!

    But, I also like the Polar Bear party w/frolicking Gingerbread figures sledding and Polar Bears skating – snow and fun another great twosome!

    While not a skier, the house w/hot tub seems like an inviting retreat for the weary skier. Amazing what can be done w/sugar and spice and everything nice….:)

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