The Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is celebrating its 16th year!
They put up the 2014 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House this week. It’s so beautiful! The Gingerbread House is surrounded by red poinsettias and greenery. There are Hidden Mickey’s in the shingles. The whole lobby of the GF smells like gingerbread!
The chefs make extra gingerbread shingles and dip them in dark chocolate. You can buy them in the gift shop and also from the gingerbread house when it’s open (limited hours).
Here’s a video of the final dusting by Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek:
The dusting of the gingerbread house takes 10-15 minutes. The chef squirts down the gingerbread roof with a ‘simple sugar’ water mix, and then sifts powdered sugar onto the house.
The 2014 ingredients include 1,050 pounds of honey, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 800 pounds of flour, 140 pints of egg whites, and 700 lbs. of Belgium chocolate!
The Gingerbread House stands 16 feet tall.
A few more photos of the finished gingerbread house:
Then in January 2015 when they take it all down, they take off all the gingerbread and compost it, wash down the house and store it again until next Christmas! 🙂
Check out the other Gingerbread displays on Disney properties:
Contemporary Resort: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/2014-frozen-gingerbread-display-at-the-contemporary-resort/
Beach Resort: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/2014-beach-club-gingerbread-carousel/
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