My daughter's class has been entered into a Gingerbread House contest!!!
Thanks for registering for the 2011 Gingerbread Contest! We will have at least 125 entries in the contest this year!!!
Here are the most important details to know right now–
Houses will be available for pick up on Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22 between 3 – 6 pm. Please call if you will not be able to pick up during these times.
· You will have a kit that includes pre-baked gingerbread pieces, icing, and candy decorations.
· The House should not be edible – we suggest using a glue gun to help with stability.
· Space constraints: the house must remain within a space of 12” wide and 11” deep and 12” tall. (I feel like I will be on a Food Network Challenge and will have my trusty measuring tape out!)
Houses will need to be delivered to the Gingerbread Village at the Westfield Sarasota Square Mall – Macy’s wing on Wednesday, December 7 between 3- 7 pm.
The Third Annual CYD Gingerbread Festival is a sugar-coated treat for children of all ages. Do not miss the home tour of the glittering Gingerbread Village of 125+ homes decorated by local youth groups, businesses and organizations. See the impressive iconic Sarasota landmarks recreated in gingerbread by talented professional chefs. It is coming soon to the Macy’s wing of the Westfield Sarasota Square Mall. Mark your calendar for December 9, 10 and 11 and plan to visit during mall hours – Friday and Saturday, 10 AM – 9 PM. Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm.
No cookie- cutter homes in the CYD Gingerbread Festival Village! Visitors will see a winter wonderland of lavishly decorated gingerbread houses. Grand confectionary structures designed by sponsoring businesses and organizations sit alongside more than 125 candy-coated cottages decorated by local school children. Area elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and youth groups are represented in the Village. $1 donation per person at the door.
Visit gingerbread2011.com after December 8, see all of the houses and vote for your favorite!
Don’t miss the “Iron Chef”-style competitions on Friday and Saturday evening at 7 pm. Last year’s winning chef Lyndsy McDonald of Pastries by Design will return to face a new challenger and race the clock in the Gingerbread House Decorating contest on Friday, December 10. Student chefs from Venice HS, Southeast HS, and Manatee Technical Institute will have their own competition to create a Gingerbread masterpiece on Saturday, December 11.
Proud sponsors include Westfield Sarasota Square Mall, Ringling College of Art & Design, Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mattison’s, Michael Saunders & Company, Kohl’s - Central Sarasota Parkway, People at Play, Whole Foods, and SRQ Magazine.
I am so excited to help the class build their gingerbread house, which will certainly NOT be your typical gingerbread house!