Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gingerbread Church

I love baking and decorating gingerbread houses!   This year I learned about a huge gingerbread house and train display and competition down in Pittsburgh, so I thought I'd join in.   The display is an annual event at PPG Place's Wintergarden, and it is a fundraiser for Children's Hospital Free Care Fund.   What a worthy cause, and I'm happy to participate!

My gingerbread church is 20 inches tall, and is decorate with all kinds of fun goodies:   chex cereal (the roof), almond slices (the steeple top), dried cranberries (the steeple base), grape nuts cereal (the path), fruit roll ups (the stained glass windows), ice cream cones (the trees), snowflake sprinkles (on the trees), and a whole lot of royal icing!

I look forward to visiting the display with my family.....and finding out if I've placed in the competition!