Monday, December 5, 2011

Gingerbread Victory!

We won at a gingerbread house party!  And by won, I mean "had a fun time with various highly charming people."  But also, like, won.

Specifically, I tied for first with my lighthouse.

Frankly, I'm a bit mystified by this.  It looked just slightly cooler before the peak of the roof fell off on the way home -- it had a a red candy tip -- but not that much cooler.  The judges may have been swayed by the unique hollow-core no-frosting construction; it is really just a pile of gingerbread rings held together by gravity. Also, I think people like fire.

Much more impressive, I think, is Mrs.5000's church.

After all, the hard part about gingerbread construction (as our hostess amply demonstrated) is having your construction stay up.  And look at those vertical lines!  How did she do it?  Like they did back in the day: buttresses!  I helped by encouraging her to stick with the simple plans of Romanesque design rather than getting embroiled in the Gothic.  She got third!


Jennifer said...

Yay for the 5000s! More yay for the quantities of gingerbread required to produce not just these two architectural marvels but a whole gingerbread house party. (If I lived in your neck of the woods, I'd be looking for a way to ingratiate myself with the host(s) so that I could wrangle an invite.)

Jenners said...

Knowing how hard it is to get gingerbread houses to stay up, I'd have to give 1st to Mrs 5000 and demote you to third. Your lighthouse is good and creative but even I could have done that … I think. I shall have to see!

Michael5000 said...

Personally, I would have rated myself sixth. On the other hand, victory is sweet.*

*See what I did there?

gl. said...

nice! i suspect you got first because you have included a beachscape and what looks to be an entire gingerbread ecosystem.