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Gingerbread Houses Made by MATC Baking & Pastry Arts Students on Display at Milwaukee Public Market Dec. 1-12

Updated Dec. 3, 2018

Fifteen elaborate and fanciful gingerbread houses created by students from the baking and pastry arts associate degree program and the baking production diploma program at Milwaukee Area Technical College will be on display from Saturday, Dec. 1, through Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St. The public is 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 will judge the houses for design and quality. Visitors are also invited to vote for the “People’s Choice” scholarship winner. Scholarship awards will be presented to the winners of the competition at a ceremony that begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.12, which is National Gingerbread House Day. Results of the silent auctions also will be announced at the ceremony, and auction winners may take the houses with them that evening.

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

The market is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call the Milwaukee Public Market at (414) 336-1111 before you go to make sure the second floor is not closed for a private party.

For more information, call Cheryl Miranda at (414) 297-6972.