Nichole Hannahs

Gingerbread Houses on Display

by Nichole Hannahs on November 29, 2012 at 6:53 am

Making a gingerbread house is a tradition for some for others their grade depends on it.

Students in the Zane State Culinary Arts program spent the day putting together the intricate details of a gingerbread house. These students have spent all semester working on the design concept, learning about the ingredients and developing a recipe. They’ll be graded on their work.

"I think the best part for me is seeing my students overcome any fear that they’ve had, very few of them walked into the project with any kind of experience in gingerbread house building," said Baking Instructor Betsy Skrobot. "I think that was a little scary for them."

From gingerbread structures shaped as lighthouses to a scene out of Dr. Seuss these students learn some key lessons.

"What we’ve done is taken what everyone’s good skill is and we’ve had them do that particular part, so that’s how we’re working together on our team," said Culinary Student Jaqueline Rothschuh.

This project is also a competition among the students, these gingerbread houses will be on display at the Colony Square Mall in the JcPenny wing during the month of December. The public is invited to come out and vote for their favorite this weekend.