Merry Christmas! Last year, I wrote a blog post about our Christmas tradition, which is to make gingerbread houses. Here’s the blog post about the one I made. This year, we didn’t make one however, got to see some pretty cool ones that you wouldn’t typically make at home.
We spent the weekend in Marco Island, Florida and in the hotel, they had several Christmas trees. One was a gingerbread/candy themed one which is the first photo on this post.
On the way home from Marco Island, we stopped to take a look at the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House. The Grand Floridian is a hotel in Disney World with a Victorian theme. Staff wear uniform to match the theme and the interior is really nice. The hotel is also famous for the gingerbread house they make and put up every year.
When you approach the house, the first thing I noticed was the sugary smell. Here’s one side of it. There’s some Disney characters too!
On the porch, there’s a couch and if you look close enough, there’s Mickey Mouse ears all over it.
Inside the house is actually a store. You can’t go in it but there’s someone at the counter that sells gingerbread cookies.
There’s a signs says what it’s made of which is:
1050 lbs. of Honey
140 pints of Egg Whites
600 lbs of Powdered Sugar
700 lbs of Chocolate
800 lbs. of Flour
35 lbs. of Spices
And of course since it’s in Disney, the sign says it’s also made up of Tons of Creativity and Disney Magic and Pixie Dust.
I wonder what pixie dust tastes like.
Here’s the full house!
Bird’s eye view.
There were so many people taking pics in front of it! Me included:
Do you make gingerbread houses? Leave a comment below!