ginger 2012 – group 6

UPDATE: WINNER DECLARED! Katherine & Scott’s West/Kardashian Inspired Mansion will be moving on to the Ginger 2012 Finals! Congrats, Eggton and Robot! And thanks to all of the Group 6 competitors – you’ve made this holiday season just a little bit sweeter…

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Here is your final grouping of Ginger 2012 competitors for the day. It’s a bunch of people who are either related or the bestest of internet friends. Once again, Ginger tests the ties that bind…

Cast your vote at the bottom of the page.

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nikki’s gingerbread man factory

ginger 2012 | movita beaucoup

ginger 2012 | movita beaucoup

Nikki’s brother, Scott, sent the following information with Nikki’s entry:

Movita – here’s my lil sis’ (Nikki’s) entry, “The Gingerbread Man Factory.’

Says Nikki:

These little peoples are industrious! A floof-mining operation, a bake-manufacturing shop, and a final-assembly area that makes custom-made cookies for Santa? While Thunder sleeps? Are you f’realz? These guys were a 1 inch-tall, overnight miracle that has me anxious for the day my little boy starts losing his baby teeth. Or Easter. Or Canada Day, even.

And then Scott wrote:

Eggton is busy packaging up our GingerTwelve entry now. I’ll need help figuring out how to vote for my lil sis AND my girlfriend, so don’t be shy with the advice, yo.


Yup. THAT SCOTT. First off, why can’t this year’s competitors send in their own entries? I mean, look at what Nikki made up there. Was she too exhausted to attach the photos to an email after all of that manual labour? It’s a real head scratcher… Anyhoo, that ginger factory is massive cool – there’s some serious attention to detail happenin’, folks. Look at the little workers! I think this entry would make a great book – I’d stare at photos of ginger workers for hours, wouldn’t you? Plus, I’ve always wondered about how and where gingerbread people are constructed, and now I know! It’s more or less as dirty as I had expected. I don’t even know what else to write about this entry – it’s just so damn awesome. F’realz.

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shannon’s 11th hour gingerhouse

ginger 2012 | movita beaucoup

ginger 2012 | movita beaucoup

You might remember Shannon from… everything. I know a lot of you read her blog – the woman knows how to write some serious recipe procedures. She baked me an awesome cake for my birthday. And carved that pumpkin. Whelp, she’s back – and this time she brought ginger. Shannon sent this festive message with her entry:

I realize this is some serious 11th hour sh*t. But i feel like i’m sending you my Ginger House 2012 entry on time, right? Oh i hope so.  

Here’s my entry: i won’t type a lot or i’ll miss the deadline. I’m sending photos of the front and a little side action so you can see my reclaimed Cinnamon Life shingles. 

I want to go to there. I bet Martha Stewart would too. Look at the colours on this sucker! It looks like something straight outta Whoville! The elegant scrollwork, the candy cane door, the reclaimed Cinnamon Life shingles! Wait… reclaimed from where? No… say it ain’t so… did a… kid touch those shingles? DID A KID LICK THOSE SHINGLES? Alright, I’m going to try to move past this. Because this shack is epic cute.

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stella’s social media free gingerzone

ginger 2012 | movita beaucoup

ginger 2012 | movita beaucoup

Stella’s entry was, of course, sent in by her mother. Her mum is Shannon from up above. She sent this message along with Stella’s entry, because yet ANOTHER COMPETITOR REFUSES TO LEARN TO READ AND WRITE FOR THE PURPOSES OF EMAILING ME GINGER ENTRIES:

Turns out, Stella super wants to win prizes, and she decorated a house for you too. She keeps talking about winning a contest, so i told her i’d submit her entry as well (along with the reality speech about how since she doesn’t have a Twitter or Facebook account, finding voters may be difficult). She’s still game. I attached one picture of her house and another of her working on it, so you have proof that her masterpiece wasn’t done by me. I should note that her house is made entirely of graham crackers and her favorite cereals. She also decorated the gingerbread tree with the stars on it and requested I add it to the house. 

First off, I can’t believe Stella doesn’t have Twitter. Second, how adorable is this house? Look at the concentration on that face – that’s a ginger genius in the making. Now, y’all know that I have a long standing rule about food that children have touched/made/decorated, but I would actually consider eating a small portion of this house. Whichever part looks the least licked.

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katherine & scott’s west/kardashian inspired mansion

ginger 2012 | movita beaucoup

ginger 2012 | movita beaucoup

Alright, these two need no introduction. We ALL know Katherine and Scott. They enter, like, every contest I run. They are obsessed with me. Katherine has a blog that is completely addictive, and Scott is a robot. They are way awesome. I can only assume they asked someone else to type up this note for them – maybe Nikki?


Did you know that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West went HOUSE HUNTING in Miami the other day? Yes. They. Did. They were at Louis Vuitton and she was all, “Meh. I’m bored,” and he was all, “okay baby, after lunch I’ll buy you a house.” Or something like that.

So we got to thinking. . . if Kanye were a 2-inch-tall gingerbread dude, he would totally buy this place. Look how many cars fit in the driveway! Look at the horse on the front lawn! And the broccoli tree? He could sit under it and tweet his thoughts all day long.

If you hear from him, please let him know that our gingerbread mansion is for sale and he should contact us ASAP. If we don’t reach a deal by next week, we’re going to sell it to gingerbread-Ryan-Lochte for 4 million bucks.

Katherine and Scott

If Kanye wanted to buy a gingerbread house? He would buy this one. It’s synergasmic. It has mood lighting! And a horse! Plus, I bet it has big closets for Kim’s clothing and accessories. This crib would be a bouncin’ all weekend long. And if Ryan Lochte wanted to buy a gingerbread house? Well, he’s too sexy dumb to even consider setting up a real estate closing…

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movita’s wintery bakeshop

ginger 2012 | movita beaucoup

ginger 2012 | movita beaucoup

Basically, I utilized absolutely none of the skills covered in baking school this term when I constructed this mini bakeshop. So I threw in a lot of non-edible props. I did sequin and pom pom those trees – it took forever. Basically, if I were ever to venture into the woods, I’d hope to find a bakeshop there. But I’ve heard that doesn’t happen very often.

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There you have it – cast your vote below! And feel free to leave a festive shout-out for your favourite entry in the comments section below…

The winner from this grouping will go on to compete in the finals on Friday, December 21st. For more information on how the voting will go down, click here. Don’t forget to cast your votes for Group 4 and Group 5!


  1. juanitascocina on December 20, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I’m going to have to request that all of these people that I adore the most compete in separate categories, please. I mean…I had to pick between Shannon and her kid.

    • movita beaucoup on December 20, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Entries are grouped according to the date and time they were submitted. Apparently, all of your favourite people are procrastinators.

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  3. thelittleloaf on December 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I’ve absolutely loved following this round up – I’ve never made my own gingerbread house but one day I will! Definitely going to use this blog as reference 🙂

  4. Amy on December 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I don’t even know if I can cast a vote here because I’d be choosing between friends (and freaking adorable children), not to mention amazing entries! Way to go guys!!

  5. Nikki on December 20, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Ok in my defense, reading and writing are not necessarily my STRONG suits, but I made the wee gingerbread factory whilst in Alabama… then hot footed it back to VA sans actual pictures. So Kat and Scott gallantly stepped in. (See how I tried to use big words to redeem myself?) But having a small child myself I have to say that its almost no question who should win this one.

    • movita beaucoup on December 20, 2012 at 10:20 am


      • Nikki on December 20, 2012 at 10:22 am

        Its like you read my mind. Or my comment. Also sometimes i’m not sure when the words in my head happen out loud too….

  6. stephbo93 on December 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I just had to vote for Stella. Did you see how freakin’ CUTE she is?!? But I think we need to put her prize into a trust fund because obviously her mom is just trying to cheat and put in two entries. 😉

    • shannon on December 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      oh i think it’s clear that i’m trying to win. If i need to use the power of gigantic cheeks to do it, i’ll do it. 🙂 She’s totally benefiting from the prizes, though: i’ll make her whatever she wants from those cookbooks. promise.

  7. cravingsofalunatic on December 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Okay how can you not vote for Stella. I had some serious sweats about it though cuz they all rock and I sorta worship Shannon. Is it cool if I use my own twitter for evil purposes and sway the vote for Stella?. Then I can pretend I’m in an old movie and yell “Stella” ad nauseum. Life is sweet.

  8. shannon on December 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Kim, it’s hard not to, right? She’s super cute. If i could have included a voice recording of her talking about her creation, she would be in first place FOR SURE right now: she sounds like a tiny elf. Please: use your powers for evil. We can do this. She’s already in second place!

  9. shannon on December 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    so here’s what: Yes, I totally voted for my child. And she is SMOKING me in the polls right now, and she is gleeful about that. But as far as i’m concerned, this is the best/worst grouping EVER, of all time. Why? Because i love everyone’s entries in our group. I don’t even KNOW Nikki, but her factory? That’s incredible stuff. I love it. And K-Scott’s sweet Kanye West pad? INCLUDING the cars that Kanye would FOR SURE own? Amazing. Movita’s bake shop? If that were a real bake shop, i’d be there every day. It makes me wish there were such things as life-size bottlebrush trees and rock candy sticks.
    it’s tough to vote: it makes me happy, however, that i’ll be thrilled no matter who wins *but i really want it to be stella, because i want to see a cereal house go up against a PALACE.*

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