[PHOTOS] Gingerbread WinnersNational Gingerbread Competition Announces 2012 Winners.
There were 182 entries that were judged throughout the day by a panel of elite judges whose backgrounds range from world-renowned sugar craft arts and pastry chefs to cookbook authors, a cake baker for the stars and a curator for the Metropolitan Museum in NYC.
Winners in this year’s National Gingerbread House Competition are:
|Grand Prize Winner (First Place – Adult): Ann Bailey, Cary, NC|
|Second Place Adult: Linda Carney, Asheville, NC|
|Third Place Adult: Glenda Tant, Lebanon, TN|
|First Place Teen (13-17 years old): Carly Owens – Swannanoa, NC|
|First Place Youth (9-12 years old): Lydia Gentry, Hendersonville, NC|
|First Place Child (5-8 yrs. old): Briley Ervin, of Greenback, TN|
All entries from The National Gingerbread House Competition will be displayed at The Grove Park Inn from November 20th, 2012 through January 2nd, 2012.
Non-overnight guests of the inn are welcome to visit Monday – Thursdays (excluding Fridays – Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day) to view the Gingerbread display and expanded holiday décor.
Outdoor parking will be $10, garage $12 and valet $15 – per car. Everyone is encouraged to ride the Asheville City bus or a trolley. Every weekend you can get a sneak preview of some of the top gingerbread winners at The Grove Arcade.
Learn how to make your own gingerbread creation.