Today I was back again at Dorothy Ann Bakery with my sketching class. We dispersed around the store to sketch and I found myself in the wedding cakes consultation area, surrounded by grandiose and beautiful cakes, and…. this enormous gingerbread village. I only sketched a small section of it here… Having tried to make a gingerbread house from scratch many years ago, I marveled at the complexity in front of me. Layers of buildings, iced cookies, roofs, a barn, iced windows and doors, and other cookie objects made it an interesting sketch subject! I also liked the Minnesota theme, with the Stone Arch bridge by the left lamp post, Prince’s guitar, and the Cherry and the Spoon on top of the bridge. This gingerbread village was truly a work of art and I was happy to sketch it!