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Sutherlin Mansion Gingerbread House Building

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975 Main St

975 Main Street

Danville, VA 24541

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Sutherlin Mansion Gingerbread House

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Edible Architecture: A Collaborative Workshop

20 tickets available for each session


Building Family togetherness with a little sweetness in the mortar and sugar in the bricks!!! No Licking & No Fun (Just Kidding)

The Sutherlin Mansion offers family fun over the holidays, which might just be finger licking good. Join us in constructing gingerbread houses that can become great holiday decorations. Transport yourself and family members to a place and time when architecture knows no rules. Use your imagination to conjure up a holiday fantasy house, good enough to eat! With this beautiful gingerbread house, you can leave your cares behind and enjoy the Sutherlin Mansion’s historical setting in a kid-friendly way. Give yourself the time to indulge in sticky fun and let us clean up the kitchen!!! Great conversations with your young builders can be had while nibbling on sweet treats and sipping hot chocolate. This is the perfect mother-child/ Grandparent-grand child/ Big Brother and Sister and young sibling event for the busy holiday season.

Tables will be set with holiday candy offering fun and sweetness to make the holidays less stressful.

Soft gingerbread to be baked in pans.

No. 2. Rub three pounds of sugar, two pounds of butter, into four pounds of flour, add 20 eggs, 4 ounces ginger, 4 spoons rosewater, bake as No. 1.

This softer version of gingerbread was more common in America. George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington, served her recipe for gingerbread to the Marquis de Lafayette when he visited her Fredericksburg, Virginia home. Since then it was known as Gingerbread Lafayette.

Gingerbread houses originated in Germany during the 16th century. The elaborate cookie-walled houses, decorated with foil in addition to gold leaf, became associated with Christmas tradition. Their popularity rose when the Brothers Grimm wrote the story of Hansel and Gretel, in which the main characters stumble upon a house made entirely of treats deep in the forest. It is unclear whether or not gingerbread houses were a result of the popular fairy tale, or vice versa.

Tori Avey is a food writer, recipe developer, and the creator of ToriAvey.com. She explores the story behind the food – why we eat what we eat, how the foods of different cultures have evolved, and how yesterday’s food can inspire us in the kitchen today. http://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/history-gingerbread/

So if you are older, or quite young. This is an event for you where all can have fun. Rejuvenate and relax during the busy holiday season.


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975 Main St

975 Main Street

Danville, VA 24541

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