2015 Beach Resort Gingerbread Carousel


8pm:  Disney’s Beach Resort 2015 Gingerbread Carousel is up and running!  WOW!!

We were at Disney’s Beach Resort last week and got the see the pastry chefs setting up the resort’s Gingerbread Carousel!


9am:  They trimmed and set the tiles so fast!



Trays and trays of gingerbread tiles.  They smelled so good!


They were half way done setting the tiles in just 30 minutes!


Many hands laying out the tiles.


Pastry bags of icing on the cart ready to pipe all over the carousel.


One of the pretty snowflakes ready to be set on the carousel’s trim.


Snowflakes are on, time for the carousel topper!


The carousel topper has arrived!


Bringing over the ladder to put on the carousel topper.


Caroline getting a free gingerbread sample.

They started at 4am and got it all done in one day….it was up and totally decorated by 8pm!

Some more photos of the completed carousel:


The carousel’s recipe.


All the horses are decorated differently and have names.  This one is Sasha.


Marina with a seashore theme.




Admiral…note the Hidden Mickey!


The horses rotating around and around.


Gingerbread pin release this week!


We got the 2015 pin!

This holiday season, look for a life-size, fully rotating gingerbread carousel display in the Beach Club’s lobby. There are seven Hidden Mickeys (look on the horse’s rumps!).

It took 36 lbs. of honey, 96 lbs. of bread flour, 100 pints of eggs, 10 lbs. of spices, 10 quarts of simple syrup, 100 lbs. of icing, 50 lbs. of dark chocolate, 10 quarts of egg whites, and 100 lbs. of confectioner sugar to make the carousel!

Take home sweet gingerbread treats, including small gingerbread kits, from the Beach Club Marketplace. Opening date/pin release day: November 19, 2015.


bookstore (2)

At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.


Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.



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