For this week's KHOU CultureMap Moment, Channel 11 morning anchor Lily Jang and CultureMap contributer Marcy de Luna visited with some chef contestants in the sixth annual Christmas Tail Gingerbread Doghouse Contest, which takes place Tuesday night (Dec. 3) at the newly revamped Royal Sonesta Hotel.
The contest, which benefits Lucky Dog Rescue, asks competing contestants to create a gingerbread dog house, no larger than 2-feet by 2-feet and made from 95 percent edible materials. A panel of judges will pick the winners, with special points for creativity. All doghouses will be sold at a silent auction during a cocktail party in the hotel lobby.
Get a sneak peek at some entries in this KHOU CultureMap Moment video: