Discovery Cube OC and LA

Science of Gingerbread

Southern California’s LARGEST gingerbread competition is returning to Discovery Cube OC and LA! From the apprentice builder to the professional and everything in between, this display is like no other! In the spirit of building, making and competition, this program features learning experiences designed with the engineer in mind. Win up to $3,500 in prizes!

Gingerbread submissions are now closed. Check back again in 2024!

See our 2023 winners below.

Science of Gingerbread Winners

Honorable Mentions



Gingerwilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Platonic Christmas
Hood Hideaway
Gingerbread Place of Korea
Tribute to Maui Firefighters
Christmas in the Library
Deep Dive
Candyland Village
The Mill at Santa’s Village
Haven’s Holiday House


And to all the Planets a Good Night
Charlotte, Carly, Josephine, and George Woolridge

OC Winners


World of Science
Winter Wonderland on Mars: 2033+
Manasvi Chethan

Youth 5 and Under
An Aquarium of Gingerbread
Beaux Hunter

Best by a Group
Handpainted Portrait of Einstein “ Let it Snow H20!”
The Ross Family

It’s a Small World
Let there be Pizza on Earth and Goodwill for All
The Spice Girls

Youth Ages 6 – 13
Christmas in Whoville
Katy & Ellie Pollock

Winter Wonderland
The Clause’s Vacation
Jacquelyn, Madilyn, and Greyson Kuo

Professional Baker
In N Out
Eva Afaghani, in partnership with FOODBEAST

Best in Show
Super ES World
The ICC-ES Family

LA Winners


Honorable Mentions
And to all the Planets a Good Night
Charlotte, Carly, Josephine, and George Woolridge

World of Science
Hogwart’s Christmas Time
Darren and Nini Ong

Youth 5 and Under
Magnet Tile Train Station
Blaise Bennett

Best by a Group
Finding Ways to Coexist
We Compost 2

It’s a Small World
Richard Scarry’s Best Celebration of Holidays from Around the World
Seifert / Perreault Family

Youth Ages 6 – 13
Parol-A Special Filipino Christmas Star
Xhanalyn Doo

Winter Wonderland
Bommy’s Marble Mayhem
Maggie, Maya, Indira, and Hazel

Discovery Cube LA Executive Director’s Junior Engineer Award
Parol Princess – A Philippine Christmas
Ella Overstreet

Discovery Cube LA Executive Director’s Grand Engineer Award
Alice’s Gingerbread Garden
Rodriguez Family