|This was my favorite of the competition. While technically not a "house" the multiple layers of|
gingerbread that made up this tree and decorations were gorgeous.
My husband and I kicked off the Christmas season with a trip to the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. I've always wanted to go and catch The National Gingerbread Competition and this was my chance. I snapped pictures of a few of my favorites to share, but I would highly recommend seeing them in person. They are truly amazing and inspirational. You'll want to give it a try yourself (or at least buy one of the $100 plastic versions in the gift shop!).
|I loved the different interpretations of houses, like this windmill.|
|The glass windows in this traditional gingerbread house were the best in the competition.|
If you're as inspired as I was, check out these "How to Make Gingerbread House" instructions I found.
- Basic Gingerbread House Recipe from Food.com (including some inspirational photos)
- Gingerbread House and People Recipe from Cooking Channel
- Gale Gland's Gingerbread House courtesy of Gale Gland on Food Network
- Mini Gingerbread House Recipe from Cooking Channel (these would look great as placecard holders on the table and great decorations until then)