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Pixie Dust Central: Holiday Gingerbread Sculptures At The Walt Disney World Resort (Video)

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Pixie Dust Central:
Holiday Gingerbread Sculptures
At The Walt Disney World Resort (Video)

 

The Holiday Season is a very exciting and busy time at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. My family likes to find different things to do on every one of our visits and since the crowds at the Parks tend to be extremely high as we approach the Holidays, we look for off-the-beaten-path Pixie Dust. Today, I’m sharing one of our very favorite activities!

Pastry Chefs throughout the Walt Disney World Resort are making things a little sweeter with deliciously decorative holiday displays and sugar shacks made of edible ingredients. These candy-decked dwellings adorn the lobbies at various Walt Disney World Resort hotels. The following are on the menu this holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort:

 

1. Life-Sized Gingerbread House

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The delightful scent of gingerbread fills the lobby of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa where this Victorian gingerbread house is in place for the holidays. This Guest favorite is large enough that it doubles as a real bake shop in the Grand Floridian Resort lobby. Featuring a classic Austrian gingerbread recipe, the bake shop offers freshly baked items such as cookies, shingles and gingerbread ornaments. Other homemade items for sale include Stollen Bread, chocolate peppermint bark, truffles and miniature gingerbread houses. Demonstrations of how to decorate a gingerbread house take place in front of the gingerbread house several times per week and I highly recommend squeezing this into your schedule if you're lucky enough to be visiting during the holidays!

Gingerbread Ingredients:
  • 700 lbs. of chocolate
  • 1,050 lbs. honey
  • 600 lbs. powdered sugar
  • 35 lbs. spices
  • 800 lbs. flour
  • 140 pints egg whites
  • 180 lbs. apricot glaze

Gingerbread house fun fact: Chefs spend 400 hours baking the gingerbread and 160 hours decorating the house.

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