Sweden’s Gingerbread Baking Competition Goes Online with Emphasis on Social Distancing


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The exhibition, usually thronged with wide-eyed children and adults marvelling at the culinary creations, is normally held at Sweden’s Museum of Architecture and Design but was moved online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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With the theme of distance, this year’s gingerbread house baking competition in Sweden was bound to feature coronavirus restrictions one way or another. But some of the nation’s bakers found eyecatching ways to illustrate the year of the pandemic:


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With a laptop on his sleigh, Santa chatted on Skype to three piglets in one creation, while another showed Greta Thunberg (pictured) with her school strike for climate placard at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport, alongside planes grounded by the virus:


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Others entries displayed in the three-dimensional scans created by the organisers showed lighthouses, the planets of the solar system or online calls between grandparents and grandchildren:


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One baker reproduced the head of Sweden’s Chief Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell (pictured) – widely seen as the architect of the country’s light-touch pandemic strategy – five times:


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The reason, the baker explained, was that he wanted to be sure to get the social distancing message across:


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With more than one hundred entries from members of the public based around the theme of distance, staff at the museum have produced 3D scans of every entry:


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While members of the public would usually come to visit the exhibition in the Swedish capital, due the the pandemic, the gingerbread houses are stored at the museum and fans can visit ArkDes’s website to view the entries:


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A marzipan Santa Claus is seen during the annual gingerbread baking competition at Arkdes Museum of Architecture and Design in Stockholm:


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A gingerbread house model is pictured at the ArkDes:


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Two gingerbread smartphones to illustrate social distancing are seen during the competition:


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Gingerbread house models are pictured at the ArkDes:


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A gingerbread heart is seen during the competition:


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