Have you seen the “Grand” New Gingerbread House in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort? Standing at over 7 ½ feet tall and 12 feet wide, this creation took a team of 25 talented artists, engineers and bakers more than 1,400 hours to create.
What goes into a gingerbread house of this scale?
- 600 lbs. of gingerbread
- 600 lbs. of powdered sugar
- 12 gallons of egg whites
- 3.5 gallons of lemon juice
- 150 lbs. of fondant
- 1 lb. of Pixie Dust
If the aroma of gingerbread makes you hungry, gingerbread and snowman shortbread cookies are available for sale. Or bring home a piece of the magic with the Mickey Elf Mug filled with cookies or traditional German stollen bread served in a Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa exclusive souvenir box. Hot chocolate, hot cider and pumpkin hot chocolate are also available (adults can add rum to any of these).
Don’t forget to look for Hidden Mickeys – there are several in this year’s design.