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Vote for Our Johnson Gingerbread Contest 2011


This year’s gingerbread contest took the competition to a whole new level!  As last year’s winners, Eric and I got to choose this year’s theme.  We chose “A Science Fiction Christmas” and the results were truly out of this world!  Below are the three entries with detailed photos.  We need you to help us determine the winner by viewing the entries and then voting for your favorite at the end.  We’d also love it if you’d share in the comments why it was your favorite.  Voting will  be open until December 26, 2011 at 6pm Pacific time.  Thanks so much!

House #1 Santa’s Workshop


All fun loving little boys and girls want a robot, jet plane, spaceship or ray gun to play with.  The elves have been very busy this year fulfilling all of Santa’s orders.


Check out the mortar work on the sides of Santa’s workshop using Chex and color coordinated frosting.


Each window has a black licorice sill with beautiful candy coated pretzel sticks.


They don’t need gutters in the North Pole, so have pretzels and gingerbread men instead.


Cheerful fondant elves are hard at work on gummy jets, and fondant spaceships and ray guns. Check out the amazing detail on the inner walls!


Don’t you want a gumdrop robot of your very own?

House #2 Stargate SG-1 Saves the Penguins


The SG-1 team has discovered that Santa Claus does exist, unfortunately he’s really a Goa’uld enslaving the native penguin inhabitants of another world.  The team is taking on his minion gingerbread men and snowmen to free the penguins and return the planet to their ownership.


The D.H.D and Stargate are made of gingerbread with gumdrop chevrons and a melted jolly rancher event horizon.


Hopefully white chocolate Samantha Carter notices the gingerbread man hiding behind the snowbank.


The gumdrop penguin prisoners eagerly await rescue.


While Teal’c takes out evil snowmen with his staff Colonel O’Neill flattens gingerbread men with a nearby jaw breaker.


The Claus compound has spiky peppermint kisses on the roof.

House #3 Christmas Cola Abduction

coca-cola-bear space-invasion

During the filming of a recent “Coca-Cola Polar Bear” commercial, the cola supplies mysteriously disappeared.  The set was later visited by men in black suits, this photo is all that remains.


These gummi Coke bottles won’t be safe for long.


Several bottles have already been caught in the spaceship’s melted jolly rancher tractor beam.


The gingerbread spaceship hovers mysteriously overhead.

candy-path-coca cola-bear

One bear relaxes after a walk down the sweet candy path.


The other hand cut gingerbread polar bear skates on a melted jolly rancher pond.
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13 thoughts on “Vote for Our Johnson Gingerbread Contest 2011”

  1. I had favorite parts of each house. I loved the ice skating rink – truly made the scene. The penguins were great in #2 – as was the poor rolled-over ginger people. But I loved the craftsmanship in #1 – or maybe someone just took better pics – hmmmm?? Great job on all of them. Love to vote every year!

  2. Kyler loved the Christmas Cola Abduction because it looked the best to eat, especially the jolly rancher tractor beam! He was also impressed with the polar bears.

  3. As usual, these are fabulous. I love the detail. My daughter and I had fun reviewing them and deciding on our joint vote. We settled on the coca cola!!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. All three ginger bread houses were out of this world, but the detail and Commercialized Cosmic Christmas Theme of Santa’s workshop was best. Congrats on another year of friendly family competition.

  5. I LOVE all of them! What a fun tradition – This is the first year I saw this and got to vote! Yeah for late-night surfing 🙂 I voted for # 2 (even though the girlie mommy side of me liked the cuter ones. # 2 showed an out-of -this -world creativity that just shouted out “Vote for me!!!!!” I especially loved the melted jolly rancher portal thingy! The squished gingerbread men and angry snowmen put a damper on my HO-Ho-ho but again – very creative! 🙂

  6. These were all amazing! 🙂 The workshop was perfect and beautiful, but the penguins and squashed gingerbread men stole my heart. And the Stargate was perfect so I had to vote with that.

  7. They were all good but i liked the Santa Workshop. Very hard to choose. I bet that was great fun to make. Merry Christmas to all.

  8. Okay I love that you guys do this and especially that you have a theme. Each was a lot of fun in its own way so it was hard to pick though for me, I went with #3.

  9. It was really hard to choose. I choose number 3 because I liked the Space Ship. Can’t figure out how it was kept up on the tower or whatever it was. God bless each of you and have a wonderful Christmas season. Oh, does anybody eat the “Christmas sets/houses”??


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