Friday, December 14, 2012

run, run, as fast as you can...

But, can you spot the little gingerbread men? The Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver was having their annual gingerbread house contest and I couldn't help but oogle at the submissions because some of these pieces are AMAZING! The amount of time and effort it took to brainstorm ideas, bake and decorate these creations is just mind-boggling to me.

Candyland in gingerbread form. The candy cane trees are genius and so is the train. 
The Gingerbread Bakery was my absolute favourite submission in the whole contest. I mean, it's all in the DETAILS; the kitchen table covered in pastries, bakeware and trays on mini gingerbread men, the pastries cooling on the shelves in the background, the brickwork around the fireplace... and this is all made out of GINGERBREAD.  
I think this is like a treehouse growing out of the chimney or something, but whatever it is, it's just so cool!
The snow people going for a sleigh ride! And little Timmy has fallen and can't get up!
That is one fully stocked pantry in the background. Also, it looks like the gingerbread men are getting some help with the baking from the potato heads.
The Gingerbread Bakery even has a mailbox!
Santa's workshop! Obviously the elves are inside, hard at work: wrapping presents, packing up Santa's sled and keeping tabs on the reindeers, 'cuz you know, they'll just be playing reindeer games all day long if left unsupervised. 
Someone did a model of a section in Gastown! And there were actual lights inside too!
It's the house from the Disney/Pixar movie, UP!
A traditional version of the gingerbread house. Classy!

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