Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gingerbread Houses at The Banke

In light of the time of year, I thought I would do a separate post about the gingerbread house display at Strawbery Banke (not a typo that's how it's spelled).  Some of the houses were meant to be replicas of the buildings in the museum.

I liked the pink rock candy and ice cream trees in this one...and the huge red jelly candy on top of the tree on the right...
The families that made them were really creative.  How can you not smile when you see this snow family fishing?

And this little cottage was enchanting to me, I'm a sucker for the woodsy scenes.  The candy cane fence was a fav here, and I thought the cottage was so well done with it's candy windows looking like warm firelight inside...

I just had to get a close up of the toasted coconut marshmallow Rudoph enjoying the campfire, and the pumpkin head toasting his own marshmallow on a pretzel rod...really clever!

We even got to enjoy this woman playing piano the whole time we perused the gingerbread town, such a lovely touch and she was very talented!  I'm sure it was tough for her to keep her fingers so nimble as she was sitting by a door that was opened almost continuously to the chilly night air.

I thought perhaps you'd be as enchanted by the gingerbread town as I was, hope it helped put you in a festive mood. 

Wishing you candy made into scenes in your holiday, ~Peacemom