Students Compete in Annual Gingerbread Decorating Contest

The building materials:  gingerbread cookies, sugar cubes, shredded wheat and green frosting. The project:  a house, an airplane or maybe a pink guitar.

About 400 Saint Anselm students acted as architects and builders of their own sweet edifices last week, as they participated in the annual Gingerbread House decorating contest. The night in Davison Hall was filled with holiday cheer, as students learned it took a delicate hand to frost and glue together pieces of gingerbread.

The occasional "aah!" signaled a collapse, and the start of a new strategy. Contestants could build anything, as long as it was edible. One team gave Noah's Arc a holiday makeover.

The college community is invited to judge the creations, which are on display in Davison, and decide which three teams will win cash prizes of up to $400. Winners will be announced Friday, Dec. 11.

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