For the second annual Community School of the Arts Gingerbread House Competition, local marketing leader Wray Ward decided to create an edible ImaginOn! You can vote for ImaginOn or other gingerbread creations at their website, http://www.csarts.org/voting.
Wray Ward shared with us why they chose ImaginOn:
"The building’s colorful Seventh Street exterior is captured with fondant, icing and Fruit Roll Ups. Deep purple, blue and green panels establish its one-of-a-kind look, and Hershey’s Cookies and Cream candy bars reflect the building’s concrete rear. Shoelace licorice painted with silver icing frames the building, while cake and Sugar Wafers create the circular McColl Family Theater. For the public art tribute to longtime Charlotte Observer publisher Rolfe Neill, Mini Oreos are perfect as typewriter keys, and triangular green gumdrops form believable shrubs. Secretly ensconced on the interior, candy canes and gingerbread stacks lend structural support, while gumdrops and pretzel rods reinforce the angled roofline. The façade’s overhang is kept carefully in place with peppermint sticks and edible, silver-colored mist."