Gingerbread House Competition 2022

Hosted by GradSWE and WiRE+

Ford Robotics Building Atrium

December 17 2022 5-7pm

RSVP here (before Dec 10)


You have been challenged to demonstrate your creativity and holiday spirit through the construction of gingerbread houses. Your prized creations will go through a rigorous judging process by a panel of young tasting professionals. Persons of all ages and departments are encouraged to participate. No baking or artistic skill is required.

Don't have time for such nonsense?

Join the viewing party for hot chocolate and gingerbread man decorating (while supplies last).


We (the organizers) have tried a few recipes, and we really like the New York Times recipe: The other ones we tried:



As we have the gingerbread houses up for display, a panel of esteemed judges will walk around an evaluate the houses according each award category. Please remember to have extra gingerbread pieces for the taste award


Each award winner will get to select one items from the available prizes, which will include hot cocoa mug kits, holiday themed candies, and holiday decorations and toys.


Most Creative Theme

It is encourage that each house have a theme. Example themes include: Winter Wonderland, Whoville, Robots in the Snow, Hobbit. This category will be evaluated on the creativity of the theme.

Most Creative Design

Most Creative Design focuses more on implementation rather than idea (as in Most Creative Theme). Where the materials used creative? Any original methods used for creation of materials (solar oven for gingerbread, liquid nitrogen for icing)?

Most Tasty

To be considered for this award, please bring a baked cookie (or kit cookie) as to not destroy your gingerbread creation. Taste will be evaluated on texture, flavor, and originality.


Must still be standing by the time the judges see it.

Best Overall

Upto the judges discretion



Alia Gilbert:

Devansh Agrawal:


Thanks to Michael Lee and Bakari Wooten for letting us use the Atrium, and this, this, this.