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Disney Fantasy Pastry and Bakery Team Wins First Annual Fleetwide Gingerbread House Competition

Stephen Walker

by , Fleet Culinary Standards and Consistency Chef, Disney Cruise Line

One of the first things you see (and smell) when you walk onboard a Disney ship is a fantastically decorated, oversized gingerbread house. Countless hours (well, 320 hours to be exact) went into developing and creating the gingerbread house on each ship.

Gingerbread Winners

This year, we kicked off what will now be an annual competition to honor the best gingerbread house on all four ships. Congratulations to the Disney Fantasy pastry and bakery team who won the 2014 trophy for their intricate icing work and theming. The house looked like it came right out of a frozen fairytale forest!

Our gingerbread houses are baked, built and decorated onboard each year. In addition to the candies, cookies and other fun decorations, each team uses approximately 650 pounds of gingerbread dough, 220 pounds of icing sugar and 5,250 gingerbread bricks. No wonder they smell so good! When you see members of our pastry and bakery team onboard, be sure to congratulate them on a job well done!

Comments

  • Congratulations to the team! Any photos of the winning gingerbread house?

  • This is such an amazing and beautiful Gingerbread house baked by the awesome Disney chiefs. I beat they make the best WDW cakes as well, I would love to see their Magic Kingdom castle cake too or maybe a Disney Fantasy Bday cake aboard this lovely cruise ship.
    Thank you for such beautiful work, great job Disney Chiefs…

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