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Middletown Bakery Takes Home First Prize at Newport Mansions Gingerbread Competition

Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery and Deli was awarded first prize at the Newport Mansions gingerbread competition, held at The Breakers in Newport.

Photo courtesy of the Preservation Society of Newport County
Photo courtesy of the Preservation Society of Newport County
A Middletown bakery took home first prize at the Newport Mansions gingerbread  competition, held at The Breakers in Newport.

Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery and Deli was awarded a $1,000 prize for their edible mansion.

It is one of five gingerbread mansions that will be on display in the kitchen of The Breakers for viewing by visitors through Jan. 5.

Fatulli's creation of a tabletop-sized replica of Rosecliff, complete with spun sugar windows and animated dancers in the ballroom, won over the judges with its detail and creativity.

Coming in second place and winning $750 was a model of The Elms done by Gerry DuPont of Edible Creations by Gerry in Little Compton, RI and Westport, MA. 

The $500 third prize was won by the Culinary Baking and Pastry Arts Program at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA. 

Honorable Mentions were awarded to Russell Morin Fine Catering of Newport, RI for its model of Marble House, and to Clements Marketplace Bake Shop of Portsmouth, RI for Chateau-sur-Mer.

The judges for the competition were food expert and chef Claudine Pépin; pastry chef Mark Soliday of Confectionery Designs, who is also a pastry arts instructor at Johnson & Wales University; and Preservation Society CEO & Executive Director Trudy Coxe.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions will run through Jan. 5. The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House are all decorated for the holidays and open for tours daily (except Christmas Day).

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.NewportMansions.org.


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