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Monday, December 4, 2017

Cottages for the Children

Have you ever made a gingerbread house? Last year I attempted one with the grandkids and let me tell you , it was not easy! The walls kept falling down and candy kept sliding off the roof. It didn't matter, we were having a great time together. 

That is why I was so impressed with the Wasatch County event called Cottages for the Children. It's an annual gingerbread cottage display/fundraiser that helps local kids in need. The entrants range from amateurs of all ages to professional bakers, and the cottages were everything from small traditional designs to entire villages.  

I personally love the all white European look.

 Here is the local recycling center.

This is Scrooge and his visit from Jacob Marley.

You can see Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit in back of the house.

 This platform was made of melted peppermint candies.

 Look at the tree full of candy.

 And a little kitten hiding in the branches.

I think the most impressive was this entire town of Radiator Springs!

Someone built an entire gingerbread mountain with the iconic Snowbird gondola. 

What an amazing log house and barn!

Look closely, there are chocolate gummy bears roasting marshmallows. 


I was so impressed with the creativity! What a fun event! 

Whether you are entering a contest or just having fun with the family, gingerbread houses are a wonderful holiday tradition!

I like to join 


  1. So many darling houses - I loved the white one too!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous and ironic. My son and his girl made a gingerbread house for his birthday tonight.

  3. What a darling idea for a fund raiser. When I taught first grade, I let the children make gingerbread houses using graham crackers and their empty milk cartons. It made for an easy project. They loved it because they could eat candy as they worked.

  4. Those are all so beautiful!!!!! My children and I sat here and looked over every one! So inspiring to see such creativity!!!

    Mrs. U

  5. WOW! These are amazing! No, it isn't easy... mine look like a kid made it. LOL :) Thanks for sharing these masterpieces! Liz

  6. We used to make them when my children were small. They are such fun, but I agree...can be tricky! The last picture is precious!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  7. How fun! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home! Merry Christmas!

  8. My husband used to make one every year with the kids. Now they're older and not as interested:( I was amazed at the creativity and detail of the many houses you shared -- I loved the one with the retro camper and pick-up truck in the front yard! So many ideas....thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home