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Winners of MATC Baking & Pastry Arts and Baking Production Gingerbread House Competition Announced

December 21, 2018

The winners of Milwaukee Area Technical College's gingerbread house compeitition were announced in a ceremony at the Milwaukee Public Market Dec. 12. Fifteen elaborate and fanciful gingerbread houses created by MATC students from the baking and pastry arts associate degree program and the baking production diploma program at were on display at the market for 12 days. The public was encouraged to view and bid on the houses. Proceeds from silent auctions for each house will be used to offer scholarships to students in baking programs through the MATC Foundation, Inc.

Industry professionals judged the houses for design and quality. Visitors also were invited to vote for the “People’s Choice” scholarship winner. Awards were presented to the winners of the competition and the results of the silent auctions also were announced.

The Wisconsin Bakers Association provides $1,500 in prizes as well as medals for the winners.


Top Place Winners:

First place -- Amy Schwark #19 (Fisher Price)

Second place -- Isabelle DeBlaey, #13 (log cabin)

Third place -- MK Drayna #25 (peppermint Christmas house)

"People's Choice" -- MK Drayna #25 (peppermint Christmas house)

Honorable Mentions:

Zia Vang #22

Mai Chao Yang #24

Jeconiah Smith #21

Felicia Niebuhr and Jamie Fries #18

Queen Johnson and Ariana Montoya #14

Sara Lewkowski #16


Check out this photo gallery of MATC gingerbread houses from Urban Milwaukee: