Originally Posted by Shaann
Using fondant doesn't mean we didn't put effort into those parts.
I baked gingerbread to make a cake, covered my cake in gingerbread cookies (that I also baked), and made cake balls with my gingerbread to form my champions. I used fondant to cover my gingerbread cake ball champions. The majority of my project was made with gingerbread and gingerbread cookies.
I just want to clarify that I am not in anyway downplaying your creation or anyone else's for that matter. I know a lot of work went into everyone's entry and I enjoyed seeing what everyone came up with. I don't mind fondant one bit and I know that exploring every option available gives an edge over the competition.
I was just commenting in hopes that this contest won't be like the previous ones in which, to quote someone earlier in this thread, "the winners won't be a screenshot of pure fondant".