Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without gingerbread houses. Last year we showcased gingerbread houses from an exhibit at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, PA. This year we visited The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown, NJ for their 21st annual Gingerbread Wonderland.
This annual competition features a variety of categories of competition – adult individual, adult group, family, child individual, child group, school/scout groups, special needs individual, and special needs group. Entries had to be constructed out of gingerbread. All structures, including the bases had to be edible. The only non-edibles allowed were foil covered candies.
These entries were by far the most creative gingerbread creations we’ve ever seen. Yes, there were the magnificent creations like the cathedral and cuckoo clock designed and built by adults with exceptional talent, but we were blown away by the family and school/scout entries.
See for yourselves:
|Gingerbread Jersey Boardwalk|
|Gingerbread Niagara Falls|
|Gingerbread Christmas Lights|
Several entries paid homage to Apple:
However, my favorite was a gingerbread rendition of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night