Follow the scent of gingerbread into the stately lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort, and there you’ll find the “Grand” Gingerbread House. Standing seven feet tall and 12 feet wide, this massive confection took a whopping 1,400 hours to bake and assemble.
What does it take to make such a beautiful (and edible) display?
- 600 pounds gingerbread
- 600 pounds powdered sugar
- 12 gallons egg whites
- 3.5 gallons lemon juice
- 150 pounds fondant
- 1 pound glitter
The gingerbread house is assembled using a little magic and a lot of skill by six craftsmen, two electricians and 16 bakers and pastry chefs.
Can’t make it to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to check it out yourself? Take a look at the all the festive details in these photos!