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.
Jackie Gailey is a work-at-home mom of two kids (ages 18 & 14), wife of 22+ years to the greatest husband and dad, and owner of Jackie’s Magical Moments, where she occasionally blogs about experiences she has with her vacation-loving family. Jackie travels to the Orlando area weekly because one can never have enough Pixie Dust in their life! Jackie was a Panelist on the 2013 and 2014 Disney Parks Moms Panel and she is currently the Community Manager at DISBoards.com. You can follow Jackie on Twitter @jjzmgailey.