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December 23, 2010

Gingerbread Family Festival

Photos Courtesy of Kaela Wasnich
The 1st place Corporate category winner!
The holidays are upon us and Christmas is just a few days away.  One of the most rewarding things about the holidays is sharing and giving back to those in need.  The Easter Seals of Hawaii is a great organization that provides services to those living with disabilities.  Every year the Easter Seals puts on their annual Gingerbread Family Festival fundraiser.  For $39.00 participants get their own gingerbread house to decorate along with LOTS of candy to choose from.  This a great family friendly event that attracts nearly 6,000 participants annually!

This year the First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) contacted us to help the with their local Hawaiian gingerbread entry.  The FICOH team requested an assortment of whimsical ocean themed sugar figurines.  We handmade a blue starfish, orange octopus, red crab and green fish and, of course, no gingerbread house is complete without a Santa!  Our shirtless Hawaiian Santa is wearing a red lavalava (A Polynesian style wrap around waist cloth) and orange lei.  Congratulations to the FICOH team who won 1st place in the Corporate category!

Merry Christmas!
The FICOH team working on their gingerbread display
Our octopus, crab, starfish and fish fit perfectly into the beach scape. 
hehe, the gingerbread man is fishing!
Marshmallow fireplace rotisserie
Close Up of the gumpaste ocean characters we made
Hawaiian style Santa outside his house
Photo Courtesy of Easter Seals Hawaii

Check out this video clip of the Gingerbread Festival.  More pictures from the Festival can be viewed HERE.  Video courtesy of Easters Seals of Hawaii.

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