WINDOW Gingerbread House Competition

​Annual ​Gingerbread House Competition - WINDOW CONTEST 2021!

Gingerbread House Competition

RUN, RUN, RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN…to the Cochrane Kitchen Boutique location for your FREE Gingerbread House Kit to enter our WINDOW VERSION Gingerbread House Competition!

This year's Annual Kitchen Boutique Gingerbread House Competition will look a little different. Usually it is a part of Cochrane’s Light Up Celebration and houses are viewed in-person at MacKay's Ice Cream but sadly, the event is only happening virtually. We couldn’t bring ourselves to cancel our gingerbread competition as it's such a fun event that showcases the creative minds of people and kids of all ages in the Cochrane community. So this year, our gingerbread competitors will battle for first place in our WINDOW Display!!!

We will be giving away 30 Gingerbread House Kits - all 30 kits are expected to be brought back to the store - decorated by December 1st.  We will then feature them in our window for viewers to VOTE between December 4th and December 14th.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 15th.

The first 30 people to pick up kits from our Cochrane store, starting Monday, November 1st at 10am will be entered into the competition. There will be no holds on any kits, this is on a first-picked-up basis. Only 1 kit will be given out to an adult (18+ years or older) per household as they will need to sign out the kit.  Please only pick a gingerbread house kit if you genuinely plan on participating. We understand personal circumstances can come up, which is why we have given everyone participating 4 weeks to complete your creation. Help us make this a memorable contest!!!

Contest Details:

  • You must INCLUDE at least part of the gingerbread house and some of the decorations you are given from the Kitchen Boutique kit in your creation - anything above and beyond is up to your imagination! Because the contest is in our STORE WINDOW this year, you must stick to the SET base dimension from the kit... but you can go as TALL/HIGH as you want. You can add non-edible items such as LEGO, K'nex or other building tools to enhance your idea. We would like to see how original you can make your creation using the same basic kit - that is the challenge!
  • Once your creation is complete please bring to the store between November 28th-December 1st.  Please make sure you let us know your name, phone number and email address so that we may contact you if you are a winner. Please also indicate the name of your masterpiece. *** All entries must be in no later than December 1st, 2021.
  • VOTING will take place in our Kitchen Boutique Store Windows  starting December 4th, 2021 for 10 days. Please feel free to let your friends and family know to stop by the store to VOTE!
  • Voting will end on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 at 11:59PM MST. The top 3 gingerbread creations (or more if we end up splitting some of the houses into categories (ie. AGE/FAMILY etc) with the most votes (likes) will be announced on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021.

1st Place will win a $100 Kitchen Boutique Gift Certificate
2nd Place - $75 Kitchen Boutique Gift Certificate
3rd Place - $50 Kitchen Boutique Gift Certificate

***Only one entry per household.
***Contest is open to Cochrane, Alberta residents only.
***Any gingerbread houses not submitted by November 30th, 2021 at 11:59pm MST will not be entered into the voting phase of the competition.
***Winners must be able to pick up their gift certificates at the Cochrane location before January 31st, 2022.

 *If you are unsure about any materials or rules, please contact Claire via email: