PAUL SMITHS - Paul Smith's College baking students competed Thursday morning to see who could make the best gingerbread house.
Students got creative with their houses, including one who made one for Disney cartoon characters Phineas & Ferb, and another made to look like a Vermont maple sugarhouse.
The houses were made in Chef Kader Temkkit's Chocolate and Confections class. Students used components they learned about in class, such as crystalline and non-crystalline sugars; nougat; marshmallow; chocolate; gum paste; pastillage; fondant; and more.
Anastasia Nichols, a student at Paul Smith’s College, shows off the Vermont maple sugarhouse she made out of gingerbread.
(Photo — Ken Aaron, Paul Smith’s College)
The houses were set to be auctioned off at the Mirror Lake Inn's Lake Placid Center for the Arts Joy to the Children event, with proceeds going to LPCA children's programs.