Architect Susan Matheson, co-author of "The Gingerbread Architect: Recipes and Blueprints for Twelve Classic American Homes," signed copies of her book and provided some tips on how to create gingerbread houses during an event on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Glass House Visitor Center + Design Store, 199 Elm St., New Canaan.

Matheson, a New York- and London-based architect and avid baker, combines her two passions in her book "Gingerbread Architect," a guide to the traditional holiday craft of creating gingerbread houses. Throughout the book, Matheson and co-author and professional baker Lauren Chattman provide a glossary of architectural terms, detailed blueprints and elevations as well as historical context and descriptions of prominent architectural features, made from gingerbread and candy.

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