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Youth Division - "Gingerhill Ski Slope." Materials used: ice cream cones, powdered sugar, frosting, noodles, and Lifesavers. (2013 entry)

Adult Division - "All Aboard the Polar Express." Materials used: Fondant, sprinkles, ice cream cones, licorice, cinnamon chips, and peanut butter bars. (2013 entry)

Youth Division - "Unto You a Child is Born." Materials used: pasta, sunflower seeds, sprinkles, shredded wheat, peanut brittle, cotton candy, cookies, Lifesavers, licorice, and melted hard candy. (2013 entry)

Youth Division - "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Materials used: Spiced Dots, Red Hots, pretzels, Skittles, Fruit Roll-ups, and Twizzlers. (2013 entry)

I'll never use this but thought it was pretty clever! creative way to make trees for cakes/desserts/gingerbread house decor. Dip ice cream cone OR grape branches in chocolate, then dip into green colored rice krispies. Hang to dry by using floral wire

Adult Division - "Christmastime in St. Louis." Recreation of the house from the film Meet Me in St. Louis, in which Judy Garland performed the original version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." (2013 entry)

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The Absolutely Best Gingerbread House Glue

no fail recipe for Christmas "Gingerbread Glue" - it will make it easier for kids to build

I love the dark brown walls and the lovely detail around the windows and the wood grain on the door. Cute shape too!

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Pretzel Christmas Trees

Pretzel Christmas Trees ~ so cute and easy... Pretzel Rods, green candy melts, mini M & M’s, sprinkles

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Ginger-Ski Men

Ginger-Ski Men.. Ready-for-the-slopes sweets! Fun decorations turn store-bought cookies into something special.