Habitat for Humanity event all about the gingerbread

Annual sweet showcase/fundraiser returns for sixth year

The common gingerbread man will pale in comparison to the creations expected for this year's Canada's Gingerbread Showcase.

Langford-based Habitat for Humanity will benefit once again from the creations of some of the top bakers in Greater Victoria and beyond, as The Inn at Laurel Point hosts Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase.

The theme for 2014 is Where Things Live, and bakers are invited to dream up visions of what a snowman’s home would look like, the inside of an elf’s abode, or even the pasture for Santa’s reindeer.

“This year, we’re adding a new level of fun to the mix by asking participants to dream up their best interpretations of Where Things Live, tying in to the work undertaken by charity partner, Habitat for Humanity Victoria,” says Ian Powell, managing director of Inn at Laurel Point.

“Whether our bakers love dreaming of nights around the fire in a cozy house found in a Norman Rockwell painting, or thinking about how much fun the elves have on their one day off in their own dwellings, we know our participants will bring this year’s theme to life.”

With more than 25 entries in 2013, stiff competition is expected for the event, which kicks off in front of a panel of judges on Nov. 18.

The showcase opens to the public on Nov. 22 and will run until Jan. 4, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

During Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase, members of the public are invited to view the sweet creations and, in exchange for a donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria, vote for their favourite.

Last year’s event raised a record $21,531, a $5,500 increase over  2012.

For bakers interested in signing up for the showcase, limited spaces are still available. Gingerbread creations must be made from 100 per cent edible ingredients.

For details, please call Inn at Laurel Point at 250-414-6733.

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