Veneto's nephew, Ginger Charlie, stands behind the gingerbread creation, which took 80 hours to construct.
Beth Veneto, the owner of Ginger Bettys Bakery in Quincy, is heading into her 18th year in the 19th Annual Gingerbread House Competition with hopes high.
Having won Best in Show in years past for her Wizard of Oz house, her Christmas in Iraq decoration, and the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set-up, and with several childrens choice awards under her belt, this years four-foot by four-foot creation could be another winner.
This one here was about 80 or so hours, from start to finish, [to make], Veneto said of this years entry. We have our gingerbread team, some people are cutting cookies, some decorating. Its pretty much a team effort.
The entry has about 50 pounds of gingerbread on the mold, and enough candy for approximately 12 cavities, Veneto joked.