Calling all creative bakers! We’re hosting our fourth Gingerbread House Competition which will be held at our annual Gingerbread Bash on Saturday, December 3, 6-9pm at the Newark Country Club. Past competitors have created houses, monuments and structures of all kinds so don’t limit your thinking to “houses”. All ingredients should be edible. We’ll be awarding cash prizes. Our celebrity chef judge this year is Bríd Lee-Egan from Peach Blossom Eatery on Main St., in Newark.
Chef Bríd Lee-Egan has been a pastry enthusiast since she began baking with her grandmother making her signature carrot cake and other delights. She attended the Culinary Institute of American where she developed a passion for modern gastronomy and classical French pastry techniques. Since graduating from the CIA she has worked in many notable bakeries and restaurants including Talula’s Table and The Huntley Taverne. She is a member of The Junior League of Wilmington and has been featured in their annual kitchen tour. Currently, her approach to baking plays on childhood nostalgia and elevated preparations of the classics.
To see guidelines and entry form, please see the documents below. Deadline to submit entry form has been extended to December 1st and should be delivered/mailed to the Newark Arts Alliance. Gingerbread creations are to be dropped off on Saturday, December 3, 5:00-5:30pm to the Newark Country Club, 300 W. Main St., Newark, DE and picked up at 8:30pm, same location. Bakers are given a $10 discount on their ticket if they wish to attend the Bash. See examples of past entries below.