Gingerbread showcase returns for sixth year

The showcase opens to the public on Nov. 22 and will run until Jan. 4, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

For the sixth consecutive year, Inn at Laurel Point will host some of the country’s best bakers as they compete in Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase.

The theme for 2014 will focus on Where Things Live,inviting bakers to dream up visions of building what a snowman’s home would look like, the inside of an elf’s abode, or even the pasture for Santa’s reindeer.

“This year, we’re adding a new level of fun to the mix by asking participants to dream up their best interpretations of Where Things Live, tying in to the work undertaken by charity partner, Habitat for Humanity Victoria,” says Ian Powell, managing director of Inn at Laurel Point.

“Whether our bakers love dreaming of nights around the fire in a cozy house found in a Norman Rockwell painting, or thinking about how much fun the elves have on their one day off in their own dwellings, we know our participants will bring this year’s theme to life.”

With more than 25 entries in 2013, stiff competition is expected for the event, which kicks off in front of a panel of judges on Nov. 18.

The showcase opens to the public on Nov. 22 and will run until Jan. 4, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

During Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase, members of the public are invited to view the sweet creations and, in exchange for a donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria, vote for their favourite.

All funds raised from the public support Habitat for Humanity Victoria.

Last year’s event raised a record $21,531, a $5,500 increase over  2012.

For bakers interested in signing up for the showcase, limited spaces are still available. Gingerbread creations must be made from 100 per cent edible ingredients. For details, please call Inn at Laurel Point at 250-414-6733.

Images of the entries from Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase are available here.

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