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2021 GBD On-line Halloween Gingerbread-Smackdown

The People have voted and results have been counted!  Below are the winners of the 2021 GBD On-line Halloween Gingerbread-Smackdown photo contest!  

Click here to view the photo album with all the entries!

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2021 People's Choice - Favorite Gingerbread Display

Folks Are Dying To Get In! by Kate and Keira Bartoldus-Jeydel win the

2021 Overall People's Choice Award.

My 8 year old daughter and I made this Halloween house together. :) Our spooky gingerbread haunted house is surrounded by 13 fresh "graves", and topped with hand piped spiderweb detailing on the main roof and a skeleton's rib cage on the turret roof. The windows are crushed butterscotch candy and the monster hands, ghosts and sprinkles are sugar decorations from Wilton. Purple and white piping made with royal icing. We had to laugh after we assembled the house and realized that the design lacked one little detail, a door to actually get into the house. We figured the only way to get into the house would be through the graves outside, hence the title of our entry "Folks are dying to get in!". Happy Halloween!

Folks Are Dying To Get In by Kate and Keira Bartoldus-Jeydel

2021 Judges Choice - Spookiest Gingerbread (Youth)

Spooky Spectacular by Remington Petrik wins the 2021 Judge's Choice - Spookiest Gingerbread Award (Youth).

 

Kid tested for taste and durability.

Spooky Spectacular by Remington Petrik

2021 Judge's Choice - Creepiest Gingerbread

Lucky by Jessica Frost wins the 2021 Judge's Choice - Creepiest Gingerbread Award.

Lucky the leprechaun was inspired by my vacation in Ireland. Skull, bust, and hat are all Gingerbread cookies. The face is covered in gingerbread clay and details are hand sculpted. I threw in some foil wrapped chocolate coins from his pot of gold.

Lucky by Jessica Frost

2021 People's Choice - Best Use of Candy

Folks Are Dying To Get In! by Kate and Keira Bartoldus-Jeydel win the

2021 People's Choice - Best Use of Candy Award.

My 8 year old daughter and I made this Halloween house together. :) Our spooky gingerbread haunted house is surrounded by 13 fresh "graves", and topped with hand piped spiderweb detailing on the main roof and a skeleton's rib cage on the turret roof. The windows are crushed butterscotch candy and the monster hands, ghosts and sprinkles are sugar decorations from Wilton. Purple and white piping made with royal icing. We had to laugh after we assembled the house and realized that the design lacked one little detail, a door to actually get into the house. We figured the only way to get into the house would be through the graves outside, hence the title of our entry "Folks are dying to get in!". Happy Halloween!

Folks Are Dying To Get In by Kate and Keira Bartoldus-Jeydel

2021 People's Choice - Favorite Non-Structure Gingerbread Display

Happy Holiday Halloween Hextravaganza by Robbie Cheadle the People's Choice - Favorite Non-Structure Gingerbread Display Award.

Count Sugular, this witchy wife and their baby in a coffin are on holiday. They are occupying a caravan which is parked near an abandoned windmill. Their pet black cat and sea monster are with them. The sea monster is enjoying himself in the cracked meringue pond. The windmill is constructed from gingerbread with fondant sails. The caravan is constructed from gingerbread with Oreo cookie wheels. The doors and windows are made using liquorice allsorts.

Happy Holiday Halloween Hextravaganza by Robbie Cheadle

2021 Judge's Choice - Favorite display using a Gingerbread-By-Design Template 

Ghost Bride's Dream Home by Leanne Mackenzie wins the 2021 Judge's Choice - Favorite use of a Gingerbread-By-Design Template Award.

(See all sides of the house at https://www.heidis-house.gingerbreadbydesign.com).  

 

For my creation, I used Heidi's Haunted Gingerbread House template, and ALL materials are edible.  Elements and candies used are as follows:  Purple royal icing for the house siding; sweet and sour cola belts for the tower and bay window's bricks; black and orange licorice for the trim and window shutters; crushed coloured candies for the windows; dark chocolate wafers and candy corn for the roof; purple Smarties and Oreo cereal for decorative accents; black licorice and black royal icing covered spaghetti for the iron railings; Halloween sprinkles that cover the two decks floors; candy canes for the pillars; sweet and sour candy for the walkway; gum balls for the pumpkins; solid gingerbread for the tree, tombstones, front door, ghost bride peering behind her tombstone, and wall decorations w/ benches (located on the side and back of the house); dark chocolate curls for the new graves; toasted coconut for the tree's leaves and leaf covered lawn; dark chocolate pretzels for the property fencing; and edible ink used on the pumpkins, tombstones, and window shutters.

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