60 lbs of sugar
by Susan Rogers
(O'Fallon, IL )
"60 lbs of Sugar" Gingerbread Contest Winner
I entered this house in the 2003 Belleville Illinois Gingerbread Walk. It is almost 4 feet tall. I was moving to Texas, so I knew it would be my last entry and I wanted it to make a statement.
The house is a replica of one of David Winter's cottages (I'm a big fan of his!). All of the bricks on the house are Pez. I used tweezers to put each one on. It was a tedious project, but I loved every minute of it!
The house was EXTREMELY heavy! My husband and I barely got it to the contest in one piece. When we finally arrived at the check-in desk, the woman asked the name of my project. I had been so busy creating it, I hadn't thought of a name! The first thing that came to mind was "60 lbs of sugar"!
The house was awarded best of show.