2010 Gingerbread Competition – Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario
In addition to the fantastic light display outside, there was also a great display of entries to the 2nd annual Gingerbread competition inside of the Crysler Hall. The competition rules were fairly simple – maximum size of base was 2 ft by 2ft, commercial kits couldn’t be used, food ingredients only (i.e. no styrofoam, wood , plastic or metal supports or framing), and gingerbread being the primary building ingredient.
Some of the entries were pretty spectacular both in terms of their originality, use of a variety of food ingredients and magnificent blending of icings for both texture and colour. I liked the almond slices for shingles but, for pure eating pleasure afterwards, the shingles made of chocolate would have been my favourite roofing material :-). In the central foyer, fine examples of the skills of members of Ottawa’s Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts School added to the mouth-watering event but “look, don’t touch” was the rule.
More of my Alight at Night images are here: Christmas-lights-upper-canada-village-morrisburg-ontario