‘GingerBuild’ workshop trains families for a sweet competition
The scent of gingerbread filled the halls of the Coral Gables Museum on Saturday, Nov. 10, as the museum conducted its fifth annual GingerBuild workshop.
With the 2012 GingerBuild competition coming up in December, the event gave families a chance to hone their gingerbread-baking and house-building skills prior to entering the contest.
Christine Rupp, acting director of the museum, opened the sold-out workshop and guided the 30 participants through the basics of baking, frosting and decorating a gingerbread house.
“It’s great to see kids engaged with their families,” Ms. Rupp said. “Everyone’s cooking and it’s very fun. People keep coming back every year!”
Children and their parents were provided with bowls of colorful candy and tasty decorations to embellish their gingerbread roofs and walls. Teamwork was vital as friends and families worked together to create edible masterpieces.
Coral Gables Museum staff members, who helped bake the gingerbread for the workshop, were on hand for guests who needed a little extra assistance.
Deadline to register for this year’s GingerBuild Competition is Dec. 5; entries will be on display at the museum, 285 Aragon Ave., the weekend of Dec. 8-9. The judging, party and award ceremony will be on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
Photos & story by Sierra Domb / Reporting Intern