Penitentiary pastries

    Need some help getting into the holiday spirit?

    How about a gingerbread house?

    How about a gingerbread house competition?

    How about a gingerbread house competition in a former penitentiary?

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    How about – wait for it – a gingerbread house competition in a former penitentiary where the gingerbread houses are constructed to be miniature models of the very penitentiary in which they are competing?

    If that’s the kind of thing you’re into, you’re in luck.

    Today at the Eastern State Penitentiary at 11a.m., Philadelphia-area pastry chefs gather to compete in said contest, all to kick off the Penitentiary’s winter tour season

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