Café's gingerbread house contest continues Christmas spirit

The Christmas holidays aren't over yet at the All Things Sweet café which is hoping to continue Christmas celebrations into the new year with a gingerbread house contest for children.

The 12 January deadline for the contest was announced by the café on Friday afternoon.

“Did you build a gingerbread house with one of our kits? Send us a photo of your masterpiece, because we will be posting up your creations to see who will be collecting a free 12 piece box of cupcakes!,” states the Facebook post.

“All you have to do is message us your photos with [the gingerbread house] creator’s name and age. We will post all the entries with [the] age of [the] participant (no name for privacy reasons) and the photo with the most likes wins.”

Miniature gingerbread house kits were sold for $25 during the holiday season.

The kits included gingerbread walls, roof and door; icing to glue the house together and sweets like jelly beans and Skittles to add colour to the little house, according to a 4 December 2020 post on the café's Facebook page.

“Also, to make it even sweeter, we will be giving away a box of 12 delicious cupcakes to one special gingerbread house architect,” the post states.

All Things Sweet asked gingerbread house architects to upload a photo of their creation and to tag the café in their posts.

The contest is open only to gingerbread house builders who are 15 years old or younger.

All Things Sweet is a cafe and cake business that creates desserts and savoury dishes ranging from strawberry cheesecakes to healthy salads and smoothies to chocolate croissants and orange cake topped with buttercream and grated coconut.

Fresh dragonfruit, a rarity, is also sold at the café in Savalalo.

The photo of the gingerbread house with the most 'likes' will be deemed to win the contest. 

The winner may collect their cupcakes on Saturday, 16 January.

The elaborate cookie-walled houses, decorated with foil in addition to gold leaf, became associated with Christmas tradition after originating in 16th Century Germany. 

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