Nixon Library Announces Gingerbread House Competition Showcasing Local Bakeries

by | Nov 21, 2022 | News, Nixon Library Events

In 1969, First Lady Pat Nixon established the treasured holiday tradition of displaying a gingerbread house in the White House. The original house, created by Assistant Executive Chef Hans Raffert, was a traditional German A-frame style house that weighed 40 pounds. This holiday season, the Nixon Foundation is celebrating the Nixons’ White House legacy with its special programming.

Starting November 28, a gingerbread house competition will feature submissions from four local bakeries. During regular visiting hours, guests to the Nixon Library are invited to submit a vote for their favorite. 

The gingerbread houses will be on display during regular visiting hours and during two family-friendly holiday events:


  • November 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, Gingerbread Spice and Everything Nice
  • December 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, A Candlelight Evening at the Nixon Library

Participating Bakeries:

Amazing Cake Creations
5207 E. Orangethorpe Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807

Amazing Cake Creations is a Family owned business Established in 2010.  Bakery specializes in custom cakes and  wedding cakes.  Chef Alejandro has been in the industry for 25 + years.  He has accomplished to be on Duff’s New Year’s Eve “CAKE OFF” on Food Network TV, in addition to 4 shows on “My Great Big Lifetime Wedding with David Tutera” with Lifetime TV, Won Best Cake Awards several years on “Orange County Hot List” and Featured on Channel 5, Univision 52, several magazines and blogs. Our favorite time of the year is making our famous Gingerbread Houses from scratch for our decorating events. 

Beverly’s Bakery
4975 Yorba Ranch Road
Yorba Linda, CA  92887

Over forty years ago, Beverly’s Bakery set out to be the premier provider of custom cakes, desserts and cookies in Southern California. Today, Beverly’s continues to bring our communities the highest quality products and most unique cake designs. From our scratch recipes to our unique desserts, Beverly’s is there for all your special events.  When only the best will do, it must be Beverly’s.

“Where will you take Beverly’s” 

5360 Avenida Despacio
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
[email protected]

All of our products are handmade and decorated by expert artisans who have been practicing this art for over 17 years. We are a woman/minority own business with a corporate office in Yorba Linda and a processing plant in Garden Grove. 

Lily’s Gingerbread Lane
PO Box 1054
Sunset Beach, CA 90742

Our love of gingerbread houses began in our family over 50 years ago in Grandma‘s kitchen. Making gingerbread houses from scratch always has been a family tradition and now we bring our tradition to your home!

From personalized presents for loved ones to corporate gifts, we cover it all. We work with celebrities including Jeff Dunham and his wife, Audrey, as well as corporations, offering a unique gift for colleagues, employees, or clients.