The Grand Floridian Gingerbread House is celebrating its 18th year!
They put up the 2016 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House this week. It’s so beautiful! 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 the just released 2016 Grand Floridian Gingerbread House pin:
Some of the details:
The Gingerbread House stands 16 feet tall.
The 2015 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 delicious Belgium chocolate!
Here’s a video of the final dusting by Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek: Putting the Final Touches on the Gingerbread House
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.
Then in early January 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!
Disney Behind-the-Scenes Video: Bees Recycle GF Gingerbread House at WDW
Check out the other Gingerbread displays on Disney properties:
Contemporary Resort: Frozen Gingerbread Display at Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Beach Resort: The Gingerbread Carousel
Disney BoardWalk Resort: Ginger’s Bread and Cookie Shoppe
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