By Stephanie Lum
(KHNL) - It's a sweet way to raise money for charity.
Dozens of people gathered at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on Sunday for the chance to raise money and impress judges with creative and out of this world massive gingerbread structures!
The seventh annual Gingerbread Festival is put on by Chef Alan Wong to raise money for the Hawaii Easter Seals.
Teams from different companies put on their thinking caps and let their imaginations run wild.
Using tubes of sweet white frosting, they turned blocks of gingerbread into towers, winter wonderlands, colorful candy-coated train stations, grass shacks and even a lily pad pond topped with a bunch of lazy frogs.
Others took the competition very seriously and planned their designs ahead of time.
Local company "Na Hoku" wowed spectators with their sparkling gingerbread jewelry showcase.
There were gingerbread sumo wrestlers, a plantation village created by the staff of Alan Wong's Restaurants, and a lookout and lighthouse complete with a spouting whale.