Disneyland’s Goofy & Gingerbread Men

In case you haven’t heard, we here at gingerbreadfun.com are also huge Disney fans and have been posting up some fun articles and pictures recently of all the Gingerbread fun that we have found at Disney. Here is a cute picture we came across with Disney character Goofy posing with Gingerbread men during a news conference on upcoming festivals in Hong Kong.

California Gingerbread House Contests

Gingerbread is celebrated each year with National Gingerbread Day in June in the state of California. The most popular time in which Gingerbread is recognized, however, is winter during four or five weeks before Christmas.
Annual Gingerbread Contests, Displays and Events:

Sonoma Valley Gingerbread Wineries Contest. Occurs every year from Dec. 1 – 31. Contest entries are displayed at participating wineries.

Half Moon Bay Ritz-Carlton Gingerbread Contest. All Gingerbread House creations are displayed in early December. Auction bids are accepted for houses, after the pastry chefs from The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay leads a panel of judges in selecting the winners in each category. Criteria include structural design, creative use of materials, detailing, and overall design excellence. Award winners are announced during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. Read more here.

Gaudi Gingerbread House Cathedral Barcelona Spain

Isn’t this a super neat “real life” Gingerbread House located in Barcelona, Spain. This Gingerbread House is actually a cathedral made by world famous architect Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi is from the province of Tarragona in southern Catalonia in Spain. Gaudí was a devout Catholic and in his later life devoted himself to designing and building the famous churches and cathedrals of Spain. For more information visit here.

Japanese ZEN Teahouse Gingerbread House

This one is Really cool ~ A Japanese Zen Gingerbread Teahouse.
Ingredients and supplies to create this stunning Gingerbread House can be obtained in Asian food markets. Using Dashi Kombu for the shingles, rice cracker mix for decorative features and walk stones, 5-grain cereal for the turf, table sugar for the sand in the rock garden, whole dried nutmeg seed pods for the rocks in the rock garden and rice spring roll skin for the windows and door. For directions and recipe visit here.