Visions of Gingerbread @ The Stamford Museum Opens Nov 17

Sarah Green

CTbites is proud to be the media sponsor for Stamford Museum and Nature Center's “Visions of Gingerbread: The Sweetest Architects” exhibition. 

Every year, I buy one of those boxed gingerbread house kits and my kids and I go at it. We glop it together with that glue-like petroleum by-product substance that they call icing, we decorate with the stale jelly beans and mini gum balls they provide, and we call it a day. It’s fun and the kids enjoy it. Do yours? If so, head to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center (SM and NC) this month and next to see how the pros do it. “Visions of Gingerbread: The Sweetest Architects” is the name of the exhibition that the museum is presenting as both a showcase for local bakers and as a fundraiser for the SM and NC.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center invited local bakers, chefs, and restaurateurs to compete in a friendly competition to create, simply, a “gingerbread structure.” After that, there were no rules. The 11 competitors that entered came up with some fabulous structures that are on view from November 17th -January 27th and if you’re in the area, you should definitely check it out! 

The creations will be juried by a panel of special guest judges at the Members' Preview & Opening Reception on November 16, awarding first, second and third place winners. Visitors will be able to vote for their "Fan Favorite" at the Museum. Visit and vote for your favorite often, and check back to see who won. A sweet holiday treat for both young and old!

Here are the participating Bakers: Ross' Bread, Angela Mia Italian Pastry, Izzi B's Allergen-Free Bakery, Bite Me Desserts, Rachel Martin, Beth Strauss, Jana Greer, SoundWaters, SM&NC staff, Di Mare Pastry Shop, Cake Suite.

For more information on this exhibit and the bakers who contributed, go to