Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gingerbread Village

I wanted to show the kids a few special displays which are only around at Christmas so I ruined their day broadened their minds by taking them downtown to view some high-brow culture.

At the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel in Waikiki there is an amazing gingerbread village.

It was designed and created by executive chef Raif Bauer.

To make this elaborate edible creation required 100 pounds of dark chocolate.....

......30 pounds of white chocolate.....

......60 sheets of gingerbread......

.....and 200 tons of icing.

The Kawaiha'o Mission Church recreated in gingerbread.

The Moana Surfrider Hotel replica.

A circus with a working roller coaster and rides.

The replica of the Iolani Palace, which has 88 columns around it, took over six weeks to build. Even the windows on it are made of sugar and completely edible.

The entire village took around 600 hours to build, including 96 hours of set-up time.

Now that's commitment to creating something extraordinary.

1 comment:

  1. Aloha Mama On The Move! Love your name. I am the online coordinator for the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel and came across your great blog! Thank you so much for visiting our massive gingerbread village. I am so happy that you enjoyed it and got all the details of the building process. Chef Bauer is amazing at what he does and your pictures came out beautiful. I hope your children enjoyed it also. Thank you so much for your support. Mele Kalikimaka!

    Randi Okuhara
    Online Marketing Coordinator
    Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel