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Enter into the Discovery Cube Gingerbread House Competition


One of my favorite family holiday traditions is to decorate a gingerbread house together. Ever since my children were toddlers, I always wanted to decorate a gingerbread house and enter it into the Discovery Cube OC gingerbread house competition, but with our busy schedule, I never made time to do it before Thanksgiving – until this year.

It is our first year entering the gingerbread house competition, and I brought our family to Discovery Cube OC to decorate our gingerbread house in their kitchen. The Orange County School of the Arts: Culinary Arts and Hospitality (OCSA CA&H) students were at the gingerbread house decorating party and helped us to create unique gingerbread houses to be on display throughout the holiday season at Discovery Cube OC.

Being the OC Mom Blog, I knew that I wanted to make an ‘OC Mom’ style house and that it had to be a beach-theme. Together as a family, we thought of some fun ways to make a beach style house. My younger son thought that french fries would make a great straw roof, and my daughter decided to smash graham crackers to make the sand. Together we had thought up some creative ideas to bring our vision to life.

When we first arrived at Discovery Cube OC Chef Kogi from OCSA CA&H shared with us how to make the perfect gingerbread recipe. She then gave some great tips on how to be successful when decorating your gingerbread house at home.

Then it was time for the fun to begin. Cameron, an OCSA CA&H Student, helped us with the entire process. The OCSA Culinary Arts and Hospitality students had baked everyone fresh gingerbread to make the gingerbread house building a seamless process. We had some struggles along the way trying to keep our gingerbread house together, but finally, the icing set, and it was time to decorate.

The best part was decorating our gingerbread house! We all did our part to make a creative and fun gingerbread house to be on display at Discovery Cube OC throughout the holiday season. It was one of our favorite family holiday memories yet.

Guess what? Your family is invited to participate in the fun. Together as a family, think of a fun and unique way to create a gingerbread house, make it together in your kitchen, and then bring it to Discovery Cube OC to be on display (and to be entered into the competition). Join the Competition – Submit entries Nov. 18th – Dec. 3rd! Happy decorating!

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