Are you sitting down? What we’ve got here is a student-studded gingerfest. Here are your Group 2 entries:
Ann’s Gingerbread Valley Life Sciences Building
Yup. You read that right. Ann’s crew recreated the Life Sciences Building from their university campus, thus proving that you can’t keep a geek down.
Ann’s entry came with the following note:
Some info about the project: my boyfriend, his sister, and I worked on this gingerbread house, and tried to make it look like Valley Life Sciences Building on the campus of our university. We recently graduated, and kinda miss this building where we used to have a lot of our classes. This is a picture of what it looks like: VLSB.
Seriously? People, that’s what I call putting your education to work. I love the grander of it. And marshmallow staircases? Dude, I’d actually be willing to learn something about science if I could bounce up those stairs.
(Want some tips on making yer own? Check out Ann’s blog post on how to make your own VLSB.)
Toby and Ron’s Sugary Haligonian House
This is the first of a few entries from my students. Which proves that ballet and baking are indeed the perfect combination. Toby and her father, Ron, got all up in Ginger’s face this year. Behold a yard anchored by minty trees and a red liquorice pathway. A rooftop sprinkled with fairyesque snow. Gobs of icing that make you want to bite the chimney right off that jellybean lined roof line.
Right on, sista.
Aislinn’s Suburban Dream
This is the second of the entries coming from my students. Yah. That’s a pond in the front yard. What ginger clan wouldn’t want to live in this here grandiose home? None. Don’t be ridiculous. I cannot think of a single ginger family that wouldn’t want to walk through the majestic gateway that meets you at the sidewalk. Or perhaps lay in the sitting room with the sun pouring through the generously sized windows. Upper class, n’est pas? This crib is rockin’ my world.
Becca and Emma’s Wintery Ginger Mansion
This ginger duo is comprised of two of my former students. They are all grown up now. I’m figuring Becca and Emma don’t have real jobs yet, because they teamed up to make this insanely awesome ginger mansion. And that makes me proud. Because gingering should be a priority. Yah. I just made ginger a verb.
Now take a look at some of the detail work here. That tree in the front yard is spectacular. Wait… is that pee beside that creature in the front yard? See it? In the lower right hand corner… is that a bear? Wait… a dog? On its back? You know… doing that crazy rolling in the snow thing that dogs do?
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Is it just me, or does it seem like I’ve taught a great number of students that a) competitive gingerbreadin’ is festive, and that b) education should be set aside for ginger baking? Oh, and none of my own students sent any sort of description at all. That’s confidence people. I guess they figured their masterpieces would speak for themselves. Or that I would.
Now, show some respect for the next generation of Ginger competitors and get voting!
Votes must be cast by midnight Atlantic Standard Time (11 pm EST). The winner from this heat will proceed to the final round of voting on Thursday, December 22. For more on how the voting is gunna go down, click here.