Gingerbread Houses That Are Adorable and Earnest
Gingerbread season is over for now, but the memories and calories linger on. Perhaps the happiest use for these delicious cookies — for those of us who worry about gingerbread overload on our hips — is the decorative gingerbreadhouse that can be admired but must not be eaten.
The town of Kent, Conn., wrapped up its gingerbread festival at the end of December. For photos and a list of the winning entries, go to www.kentctgingerbreadfest.com.
Salisbury, Conn., hosted a smaller-scale gingerbread house competition through its recreation commission. The entries were adorable and earnest. The following prizes were awarded:
• First place: Anra Armillo and Molly Gochman for The Snowy House
• Second place: Aeven, Oona Mascavage and Nana, for The Gingerbread Village
• Third place: Emily, Aman and Carmela Egan for Egans A-Frames.
— Cynthia Hochswender