A Gower Street Christmas

Saturday, November 22, 200811comments

A great slideshow of the construction of this year's house can be seen by clicking on the link below:

Lighted and Decorated Gingerbread House, St. John's, Newfoundland
Lighted and Decorated Gingerbread House, Gower St. in St. John's, Newfoundland

After two years on Circular Road, our gingerbread project moves a little closer to the harbour, this year landing on the east end of Gower Street to feature these three traditionally colorful row houses.

For the sixth year now, this gingerbread creation was raffled off as a fundraiser to benefit Bishop Feild School in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland.

If you are interested in photos of our other annual gingerbread house projects or would like detailed instructions on how to build your own gingerbread house, you can find them here:


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November 22, 2008 at 4:19 PM

That is amazing.....I used to live on Gower Street. Please post the directions and house template.

Merry Christmas Le Secret Chef!


November 22, 2008 at 4:20 PM

Barry, this is fantastic! Great job again this year!


November 22, 2008 at 4:40 PM

Sorry Paul, I don't have templates, I just eyeball the proportions and wing it. I have a word file with the gingerbread recipe and some tips and instructions though. Email me at lechefsecret@gmail.com if you'd like a copy. Perhaps it would be a good idea to post the whole thing though...I just didn't think there were many people as crazy as me to attempt something like that. This one took over 50 hours to complete from baking to finishing touches. Last year's took even longer.

November 22, 2008 at 4:42 PM

Absolutely Stunning!!

November 22, 2008 at 4:59 PM

barry each year you outdo yourself.
This is simply amazing!

November 22, 2008 at 5:04 PM

This is simply beautiful.

Lynn in Calgary
November 22, 2008 at 8:02 PM

Awesome job, Barry!! Love it.

November 22, 2008 at 8:03 PM

This is awesome!! Great job!

November 23, 2008 at 2:32 AM

Fabulous job! I'm one of the crazies who'd love to try something more advanced this year. Not to your standards, but we'll have fun with it. How many have you done?

November 23, 2008 at 9:16 AM

I've been making gingerbread houses of some sort at Christmas for almost 20 years. I sometimes smaller ones to give as gifts and have made as many as 20 in a single year. My college course load doesn't allow me that kind of time now though. It's a miracle I found the time to do this one.

November 23, 2008 at 11:52 AM

another stunning creation, Barry

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