The Off Season Festival of Trees Grande Prairie 2008

The Off Season Festival of Trees Grande Prairie 2008

The Off Season was a gingerbread house from the Festival of Trees Grande Prairie 2008 designed and built by Redawna Kalynchuk of Nutmeg Disrupted.

Looking to really do something different I thought big for this season’s gingerbread house. And not just any house.

I was thinking light house!

The Off Season

Now just the light house alone took just over 10 hours to build. I never did a count of the bricks, no time for that. And I have to say, I was extremely pleased with house the brick work turned out.

I tried a few new techniques this year. One was pouring sugar for the ice surface. Again, I was very pleased with the look of the ice.

The OffSeason Gingerbread Lighthouse

I also used gelatin sheets colored with edible marker for stained glass windows.

Being it was The Off Season Santa and his lovely bride were on the coast taking a relaxing break after the Christmas rush.

Mrs. Clause


It started out alright.

The Off Season from Nutmeg Disrupted

Things were quite nice and relaxing at first. Then things slowly started getting out of control. And it went from bad…to worse.

Fishing in the Off Season

And ended up as a case of too much of a good thing.

Setting up the fireworks

Looking back it could have done with some serious editing. Still, I was pleased with how the build went and I am sure the kids in the crowd loved it.

It is a good day when you can raise money for charity with sugar and flour!

Published by Redawna

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