Thursday 3rd December: Portsmouth Gingerbread Houses

Architecture has never looked so good!

Updated: 12:16 PM EST December 4, 2020

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IN THE CITY. INSTEAD OF BRICKS AND MORTAR, IT’S SWEET FROSTING AND SWEET. ♪ >> PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, IS FAMOUS FOR ITS SCENIC DOWNTOWN, A BRICK BUILDING LOCKED INTO HISTORY – BRICK BUILDING TURNED INTO HISTORY. For 30 years, these buildings have received tribute in ice and candy. WELCOME TO THE ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST HOSTED BY THE PORTSMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY. >> THIS IS THE ONLY FREE HOLIDAY ACTIVITY IN PORTSMOUTH TO KEEP THIS YEAR THAT CAN USE A LITTLE HOLIDAY YEAR IS SO REWARDING AND FUN. >> AND OPEN FOR EVERYONE. PROFESSIONAL CHEFS, CHILDREN AND ADULTS CAN GO FOR A BLUE RIBBON. >> OUR RULES ARE JUST A 15 TO 15 BASE AND EVERYTHING MUST BE EDIBLE. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A HOUSE. We had trains, boats, igloos, carousels, and all kinds of wonderful things. We have hosted it here for quite a number of years and it has become a real tradition in Portsmund. >> A TRADITION THAT BEGIN IN 1990. THE CREATIONS WILL BE JUDGED AND DISPLAYED FROM LATE NOVEMBER 2 BEFORE CHRISTMAS AT THE DISCOVER PORTSMOUTH WELCOME CENTER. >> THERE IS ALSO A SCAVENGER HUNT ENTERPRISES. The topics can be very different. THERE ARE TRADITIONAL SCENES OF A TUGBOAT, PANDEMIC THEMES SHOWING HARD WORKING ELVES WITH MASKS, ALSO A NOTORIOUS EMOJIS MESSAGE FOR THE YEAR 2020. KOUER LOOK AT THIS FROSTY FRAME. >> BECAUSE THIS IS PORTSMOUTH AND OUR HISTORICAL HOUSES ARE SO POPULAR FOR EVERYONE, MANY PEOPLE USE THEM FOR INSPIRATION. >> A BUILDING THAT INSPIRES THE GINGERBREAD ARTIST INSPIRED BY 1902, THIS IS THIS FROSTY FRAME AND BRICKS WAS BUILT. THE TASK OF RESTORING THE EDIBLE VERSION FALLS A COUPLE OF LADIES FROM THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. >> SHE WAS A BAKER AND IT WA R LIKE, OK, WE GOT THIS. PLEASE, JEAN AND JEN – >> CHOOSE JEAN AND JEANETTE, TO RESTORE THE CHAPEL THAT STARTED THE FIELD MONITORING. >> SHE TAKEN PICTURES OF ALL THE SMALL DETAILS OF THE BUILDING. We decided it was a great community building to be built. — TO BUILD. >> WITH PRETZEL BARS, CHOCOLATE ROCKS, LOTS AND LOTS OF FROSTING, THE HISTORY HAS NEVER BEEN SO DELICIOUS. AND DETAILED. >> WE SAW A ROCK THAT SAID EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND WE MADE SURE TO POST THIS MESSAGE THERE. THE ANGEL IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING IS WHAT WE RECEIVED MANY COMMENTS. That let her know that this was the little harbor chapel. >> THEY HOPE THE EDULARS FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT INSPIRE STUDENTS TO BE MORE CREATIVE. Next we had to display a window downtown that asks – which ginger bret house is real? >> THROUGH THE WINDOW IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE GINGERBREAD COOKIE, I THINK. >> Looks like, but not. SARAH CREATED A HOUSE FROM SOAP FOR THE PORTSMOUTH SOAP COMPANY. >> It looked so real and her art is coming through. THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. >> HOW DID YOU DO IT? Pretty much like a regular one except with soap, including ice cream. >> I made the window panes out of soap. Once this occurs, you can take them out of the mold, assemble them, and decorate them. >> THE FINAL RESULTS? A good, clean holiday decoration that is showered with compliments. BACK ON THE EDIBLE PATH TO GINGERBREAD SIZE WE WANTED TO KNOW THE PROFESSIONALS IN THE TOP CATEGORY, WHO THE BEST BREAD, THE KING OF SWEET, THE FIRST OF FROSTING? THE ANSWER WILL COME IN A BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN PORTSMOUTH. >> I covered a building in IVY with paintings on the side and some nice decorations on the back. >> JACKIE IS A BAKER FOR THE BAKERY SERIES. SHE CREATED THE 40-YEAR-OLD COMPANY IN EVERY EDIBLE DETAIL. She carefully used sugar to make the character, the painting inside. THERE ARE ALSO A FEW PASTRIES ON THE DISPLAY. JACKIE SAYS THE LITTLE TRICKS AND TREATMENTS HELD ON THE WAY. >> I took a lifesaver candy and rolled it – rolled it in Royal ICing and coconut and painted it, put some edible glitter on it. >> EVERYONE WHO WORKS DESERVES YOUR BLUE RIBBON AND BUY SOME LOVE FROM THEIR EMPLOYEES. >> ONLY HEATING POSITIVITY. It feels really good. >> THE HOPE IS THAT THESE EDIBLE CREATIONS WILL BRING SOME HOLIDAY JOY AND ATTENTION TO HISTORIC SOCIETY AND LOCAL SHOPS. So, if you’re a fan of food and a pouf of – BUFF for buildings, you’ll like what they cook on the coast. >> YOU COME IN AND SEE ALL OF THESE INCREDIBLE CREATIONS MADE FROM COOKIES.

Thursday 3rd December: Portsmouth Gingerbread Houses

Architecture has never looked so good!

Updated: 12:16 PM EST December 4, 2020

Architecture has never looked so delicious tonight! We’re going to Portsmouth to attend the annual gingerbread house competition. In addition, the manufacturing students at the Manchester School of Technology aim high and accept the ambitious task. You’re building an airplane. About Fritz Wetherbees New Hampshire: Deserters in LondonderryMore Information on Today’s History: 30th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and ExhibitionNov 20 Nov 22https: //portsmouthhistory.org/exhibitions/gingerbread/Manchester School of Technologyhttps: //mst.mansd.org/ Aviation Museum of New Hampshirehttps: //www.nhahs.org/Hosting this week by: The Hobo RailroadSanta Express Trainhttps: //hoborr.com/

Architecture has never looked so delicious tonight! We’re going to Portsmouth to attend the annual gingerbread house competition.

In addition, the manufacturing students at the Manchester School of Technology aim high and accept the ambitious task. You’re building an airplane.

To Fritz Wetherbees New Hampshire: Deserters in Londonderry

More information about today’s history:

30th annual gingerbread house competition and exhibition

November 20th – December 22nd

30th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Manchester School of Technology

https://mst.mansd.org/

New Hampshire Aviation Museum

https://www.nhahs.org/

Hosted this week by:

The Hobo Railway

Santa Express train

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