Monday, December 24, 2012

Our gingerbread house decorating contest

christmas brunch menu
tea towel napkin
pretty drink
brunch place setting
christmas brunch
white choc macadamia nut cookies
cupcake and cookie dessert
gingerbread men
gingerbread house decorating
cutting gingerbread
gingerbread house
gingerbread house contest
In a whim to gather some dear friends together we see not oft enough, we threw a Yuletide brunch in our little home over the weekend. I thoroughly love time well spent with sweet chums, and we celebrated with fresh omelettes, garlic potatoes with parmesan, chicken apple sausage, and macadamia nut pancakes with all the fixins', particularly speculoos (cookie butter), of which I cannot get enough these days, and coconut syrup. An assortment of Christmas cookies made their appearance as well (in part thanks to Trader Joe's, and in part thanks to dear friend Dorothy from Cupcake and Cookie), but the starring sweet treat was a gingerbread house decorating contest. I hadn't made a gingerbread house in ages, and thought it might be fun to do so with a group of friends, specifically via a little contest for teams to craft their best embellished gingerbread edifice. I baked gingerbread the evening before, and acquired peppermints, gumdrops, licorice, sour straws, sprinkles, and frosting for the task. Three teams represented, and we meant to proclaim the winner due to each gingerbread house's number of likes on Instagram, but the husband requested that any readers of this little blog would chime in with your vote for the best gingerbread house. We'd love for you to help us make our decision, and we thank you kindly in advance!


  1. How cute! I have never made a gingerbread house before. Your photos are lovely as always! Merry Christmas!

  2. such wonderful photos! following you, your blog is awesome , have a wonderful Christmas :)

  3. amazing pictures! this looks so fun!

  4. Great pics as usual. I am going with #2, but it has a great pic angle which helps. Merry Christmas.

  5. aw they all turned out so cute! :)
    Merry Christmas to you!

  6. #2 hands down. The shingled roof does it for me.

  7. A Yuletide brunch! That's a great idea! I would vote #2 - it's the roof that does it for me! It looks more put together than any gingerbread house I have even attempted to make.

  8. Oh goodness, this looks like it was so much fun! Merry Christmas to you :)

  9. I love that you guys are having this adorable gingerbread house contest on Instagram! I can't wait to see which one wins (number 2 gets my vote). Merry Christmas! :)


  10. These are the most stunning photos ever. I love them all! I love number 3 because it looks like a little church. Hope you had a very wonderful and blessed Christmas!

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