This year, to up the stakes, we held a gingerbread house competition during our ugly Christmas sweater party! My sister and I spent two days making the ginger bread house kits and we were lucky enough to have our friends from college, Isa and Mari respectively, help us out! We couldn’t have done it without them! Also, Isa got a new camera recently and some of her pictures are included here (denoted by an * in the caption). We had a total of 6 teams participate and we held a democratic vote to choose the top two ginger bread houses. We used the same recipe from last year. The recipe makes one gingerbread house and each icing recipe can glue together two houses. Congratulations to the winners!