When Pastry Chefs Play Architect: Gingerbread Monuments and Cookie Villages

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Some inns around the country are taking a web page out of “Hansel & Gretel,” designing gingerbread houses and villages that look inviting enough to nibble on. Little question, although, that the hospitality is notches above that in the Grimm Brothers’ tale. Listed here are a number of the sweet creations.

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Sweet and Cookie Village

The Candy and Cookie Village at Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Conference Middle in Branson, Missouri, is a showstopper. Visitors to the Ozarks property can behold a whole village constructed with sweet canes, cookies, Pop Tarts, jelly beans, licorice, malt balls, pretzels, graham crackers, sweet bars, gummy bears, and other candies. The tallest structure is the church, with a bell tower that reaches 5.5 ft. Sleighs are constructed from candy canes and graham crackers, and village canine from Frosted Mini-Wheats and M&Ms. Via Jan. 1. ChateauOnTheLake.com

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Nationwide landmarks at Gaylord Nationwide Resort & Conference Middle in National Harbor, Maryland. (Courtesy of Gaylord)

Christmas on the Potomac

It’s Washington however all sweetened up, with recreations of the White House, the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, the Capitol, and a 3.5-foot tall Washington Monument. The pastry group at Gaylord Nationwide Resort & Convention Middle in Nationwide Harbor, Maryland, spent 340 hours working with 200 kilos of gingerbread dough, 200 pounds of powdered sugar, 170 kilos of Rice Krispies cereal, 216 kilos of marshmallows, and 90 pounds of sweet. If this isn’t enough merry cheer for you, the resort also hosts an enormous ice show, a suspended tree, and a musical production for the vacations. By means of Jan. 1. ChristmasOnThePotomac.com

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The Gumdrop Toy Shoppe at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. (Courtesy of Nemacolin)

The Gumdrop Toy Shoppe

At 12 ft tall by 14 ft long by 12 ft deep, right here’s a gingerbread house you possibly can truly enter. At Chateau Lafayette, a part of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, in Farmington, Pennsylvania, The Gumdrop Toy Shoppe is one candy toy retailer. It referred to as for 500 pounds of flour, 110 pounds of brown sugar, 120 pounds of molasses, three kilos of cinnamon, 15 gallons of egg whites, and 200 kilos of sweet. Inside, a rocking horse, practice set, and vintage toys beckon. On weekends, visitors can adorn their very own gingerbread cookies. Via Jan. 1. Nemacolin.com

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