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We supply the "gingerbread" and glue/icing and ask each person to bring a bag of candy (or two). This way you don't have to buy pounds of candy and you end up with a good variety of stuff to work with. I made a big batch of royal icing for people to work with. This year the recipe I used wasn't so great and I broke my beaters. Oops. Thankfully it was mixed enough to hold things together. Here's another royal icing recipe I found (it should be better than the one I used since it has almost 5 stars after lots of reviews...I wish I used this one!). You can divide the icing into ziploc bags or disposable icing bags for each person/team.
And now for the pictures...
Um, not sure if this one had a name, but it wins for the tallest!
Grandma's Kitchen - complete with Grandma and pots on the stove
Beargraham Air Base - I think there's a little too much detail on this one for me to explain it all
Not just your standard "gingerbread" house - this one even has a balcony and an open garage door!
Our beach house - on stilts with a fish cooking on a fire out front