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2023 GBD On-line Halloween Gingerbread-Smackdown

We are delighted to announce that Lori Maas is the winner of Gingerbread-By-Design's 2023 Halloween Gingerbread-Smackdown!


Lori's ghostly gingerbread house stole the hearts of many voters and was the clear favorite this year with 286 votes, out of the record number of 604 total votes! Congrats, Lori, on your magnificent creation and we hope you continue to amaze us with your gingerbread skills!


Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this contest a success. We loved seeing all of your creative gingerbread houses. Stay tuned for future contests and events!

Click here to view the photo album with all the magnificent entry photos!

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2023 Halloween Gingerbread-Smackdown

Overall People's Choice - Favorite Halloween Gingerbread Display

Lori Maas

Haunted Ghost House

The theme is a Haunted Ghost House. I wanted to build a scary gingerbread house with a cool graveyard environment to compliment the haunted house. Each tombstone has different funny names like Robin Graves, Ben Ill, and Barry M Dead. This house was baked from scratch using a construction gingerbread recipe. The tree is ginger clay and hand sculpted. The roof/ghosts are fondant, shutters are gum paste and crushed candy for the walkway. Used royal icing and isomalt windows.

Congratulations Lori Maas! 

Watch for our next upcoming contests!
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