Spectacular! Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water in gingerbread - Can you believe it? I grabbed this Creative Commons licensed pic from the flickr pool of coleypauline. It's the perfect lead-in to the info below.
Background: Do you read The Local Tourist, Chicago's neighborhood website? It's packed with things to do and experience in this great city.
Alert: My friend Jim (the super talented singer) pointed out a really exciting item that just popped up in The Local Tourist. Must share! It's a Gingerbread Prarie House Contest right here in Chicago and I do believe I will whip up an entry. Over the years, I've toured many of Frank Lloyd Wright's structures and had a great time wandering around Taliesin East with its schoolhouse (built for FLW's mother), theater, working architectural design studio and home. Wright and his family are buried in unmarked spots in the open space behind the buildings. I like that tradition.
For inspiration, you'll find all sorts of mod and prairie-style gingerbread on the web. There's another Falling Water - click here to view it, courtesy of Serious Eats.