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Frozen In Time: A Gingerbread House Tradition [AUDIO,VIDEO]

Ashli Gerdes, WJON News

COLD SPRING — The Cold Spring Bakery in Cold Spring has been continuing the age-old tradition of making gingerbread houses for more than ten year.

It’s a tradition considered to be “Frozen In Time” rooting back to Europe. The Christmas tradition was made popular by the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale.

Each year the bakery hosts several classes for families looking to construct candy houses together.

Kathy Trueman has been attending the classes with her family for about eight years. She says it’s become a Christmas tradition in her family.

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Trueman’s grandson Talon Cummings has been attending the classes annually since he was five years old. Cummings is 13 years old and says it’s a tradition he has grown up with. The design of his gingerbread house is different each year.

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Cumming’s gingerbread theme this year was modeled after one of his favorite sports teams, the Minnesota Wild.

The class offers decorating instructions but bakery co-owner Lynn Shurman says many of the kids who attend the class annually already know the basics.

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The class runs now through December 19th.

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