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Saturday, December 19, 2009

By Popular Demand: The GingerMet!

Usually this is only a travel blog, but by popular demand I’m posting some photos and video of my first-prize winning gingerbread house—The Metropolitan Gingerbread House, or The GingerMet!

This is the first year that my company has held a gingerbread house contest, inspired by the beautiful and talented Julia Johnston. The only rule is that everything used had to be edible, and there were two divisions—prefab and original. I teamed up with Leslie Tepper and Ted Kossakowski to create our gingerbread opera house (truth be told, Ted didn’t really do anything...but there was a minimum of 3 people per team). And as always, click on any photo to enlarge:

The final result was quite well received, complete with singers, patrons, lights, and music...and won first prize!

The stage featured working stage lights and electric candy flames:

This is binoculars lady and sleeping guy:

This fashion-forward lady is wearing her Christmas sweater:

This is nosy lady:

And these ladies are decked out in evening gowns:

The back:

The team:

Here’s some video so you can see the lights and music in action (click on it to play):

Finally, here are some photos of Julia’s own amazing entry, a gingerbread farmhouse (lucky for us she was ineligible to win!):

Happy holidays!


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    By Blogger Nikita Golitsyn, at 8:42 AM  

  • I'm glad you posted this! Before I left, I got to see the house but not the theatrics.

    I'm sad I missed the contest... well, maybe not too sad. After all, I was in California at the time. Still, hope we do it again next year.

    By Blogger Nikita Golitsyn, at 8:44 AM  

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