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Gingerbread House Competition

First place winner Jean Schapowal, 48, of Hicksville,

First place winner Jean Schapowal, 48, of Hicksville, created this edible version of the iconic All-American Burgers eatery in Massapequa at the gingerbread house competition at The Chocolate Duck in Farmingdale. (Nov. 16, 2013) Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

The Chocolate Duck in Farmingdale recently held a gingerbread house competition with the theme of Long Island landmarks. Entrants made a favorite burger joint, a wine-tasting barn and a typical home.

Isabelle Najah, 11, of Massapequa, created
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Isabelle Najah, 11, of Massapequa, created "Isabelle," a gingerbread house trimmed in gumdrops, candy canes and confections galore for the first annual gingerbread house competition at The Chocolate Duck in Farmingdale. (Nov. 16, 2013)

The Isabelle, a gingerbread house made by Isabelle
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

The Isabelle, a gingerbread house made by Isabelle Najah, 11, of Massapequa, on display at the first annual gingerbread house competition held at The Chocolate Duck in Farmingdale. (Nov. 16, 2013)

A crowd looks at gingerbread houses on display
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

A crowd looks at gingerbread houses on display at the first annual gingerbread house competition at The Chocolate Duck in Farmingdale. Creators had to take inspiration from Long Island landmarks to create all-edible works. (Nov. 16, 2013)

John Capobianco, chair of the Event Subcomittee for
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

John Capobianco, chair of the Event Subcomittee for the village of Farmingdale with deputy mayor Patricia Christiansen and Christina Bisbee, co-owner of The Chocolate Duck, announce the winners of the first annual gingerbread house competition. (Nov. 16, 2013)

Amy Donnolo, 22, of Farmingdale, with her gingerbread
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Amy Donnolo, 22, of Farmingdale, with her gingerbread house creation, "Wine Country," at The Chocolate Duck in Farmingdale. She built the house from scratch and used pretzel sticks and fondant to create the vineyards. (Nov. 16, 2013)

Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

"Wine Country," a gingerbread house made by Amy Donnolo, 22, of Farmingdale, on display at the first annual gingerbread house competition held at The Chocolate Duck in Farmingdale. (Nov. 16, 2013)

Jean Schapowal, 48, of Hicksville, took first place
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Jean Schapowal, 48, of Hicksville, took first place at the gingerbread house competition at The Chocolate Duck in Farmingdale for her creation, an edible version of the iconic All-American Burgers eatery in Massapequa. Schapowal used fondant (a pliable icing) to mold realistic burgers and hot dogs. (Nov. 16, 2013)

First place winner Jean Schapowal, 48, of Hicksville,
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

First place winner Jean Schapowal, 48, of Hicksville, created this edible version of the iconic All-American Burgers eatery in Massapequa at the gingerbread house competition at The Chocolate Duck in Farmingdale. (Nov. 16, 2013)

Jean Schapowal, 48, of Hicksville, used fondant (a
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Jean Schapowal, 48, of Hicksville, used fondant (a pliable icing) to mold realistic burgers and hot dogs. (Nov. 16, 2013)

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