How one man made an iconic Cambs building out of gingerbread

A gingerbread replica of King’s College Chapel is as tricky as it sounds, according to a Cambridge competition winner.

Matthew Adams, 38, from Chesterton, made the chapel with the help of his wife Lorraine and their four-year-old daughter for a work gingerbread contest.

It won the category for “Best Local Flair” and has been delighting Chesterton residents since he shared the photos yesterday (December 13).

Matthew is a solution architect at computer software company Elastic, but despite his technical smarts, he admits being baffled by some “tricky moments” in the making.

He said: “I wanted to make something that really represented a Cambridge Christmas as it’s a global company.”

The family went above and beyond, however, with their homage to King’s College Chapel, which took three days to complete.

Matthew said his daughter “mostly helped by eating the offcuts”.

“I love this. Very Harry Potter too,” one Chesterton local commented.

Another posted: “Well done. I love Kings, unfortunately won’t be there this Xmas eve” – referring to the news that the famous King’s College carol service will take place in an empty chapel this year.

Matthew shared his creative process with Cambridgeshire Live: scroll down for photo inspiration.

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