ben skinner & genevieve dionne

So, some of us just pick up a gingerbread house kit from the store… but if you’re an artistic genius, like Vancouver based artists {and married couple} Ben Skinner and Genevieve Dionne, you choose to make “Sugar Mountain” craziness instead. Take a peek, like this little fella…


See? Geniuses. Oh, and in case you’re wondering… yes, all of this is edible! ALL OF IT. Genevieve was the master behind most of the fondant and gum paste critters, but they also had some help from two of their talented friends, Sara Ryan and Morag Kydd. Merry Christmas Eve eve… see you tomorrow for one final “Art For Your Ear” podcast episode to finish off 2016!

comments (10)

  1. Maria Ho /// 12.23.2016 /// 4:12am

    Unbelievably amazing! Merry Christmas to you and thank you for everything spectacular you bring to us on the blog! And thank you for your inner critic book, it has helped me loads with getting things into perspective. All the best for 2017!

  2. Anna Rolin /// 12.23.2016 /// 9:14am

    What a sweet magical world they’ve created. Thanks for sharing!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Hastypear /// 12.23.2016 /// 9:25am

    CRAZYCRAZYCRAZY Amazing! Who wouldn’t want a partner that would do this with you? Very special! 🙂 Laura

  4. Heather Dahl /// 12.23.2016 /// 11:31am

    It’s absolutely amazing in person too! Love the slugs and snails, and Santapede is pretty incredible too! Still think it needs to be turned into a children’s book! So fantastic!

  5. Rosemary Merritt /// 12.23.2016 /// 8:39pm

    Wow!! What a gorgeous work of art. I can feel the love when I’m enjoying all the details. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. I’ve been blessed by your talent, your teamwork and your perseverance. Happy Holidays from Austin, Texas!!!

  6. Nikkie /// 12.24.2016 /// 9:06am

    Thanks for the Christmas eye candy! mmmmmmmm delicious and so beautiful! Merry Christmas to you too! xoxoxo

  7. Mellandagsmix | Marias meningsbyggnad /// 12.28.2016 /// 1:03am

    […] Om du letar efter inspiration till ditt nästa pepparkakshus så kan jag rekommendera Ben Skinners och Genevieve Dionnes sagogrotta. Där bor bland annat Santapede. Jealous curator visar och berättar om den på sin blogg (här är länken). […]

  8. Caren /// 12.30.2016 /// 9:44am

    Just Wonderful!!!

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