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Stein Eriksen Lodge’s annual gingerbread décor
PARK CITY, Utah — Executive Pastry Chef Jeremy Garcia and his skilled team of pastry artists carry on Stein Eriksen Lodge’s beloved gingerbread display tradition for the twentieth year in a row. Guests stroll through the Mountain Lodge to take in eight intricate gingerbread houses, each with its unique character and personality. The sweet display is adorned on a candy cane pole positioned in front of the 32-foot-tall Christmas tree as part of the Lodge’s festive holiday décor.
This year’s ornate Gingerbread Village of eight houses stands on a 10-foot-tall candy cane pole, featuring 45 pounds of gingerbread, nearly 60 pounds of royal icing, 15 pounds of fondant, 1,000 candy pieces, and a combined total pound of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The construction of the gingerbread display began earlier this month by a talented team of gingerbread specialists, led by Chef Garcia and Chef Zane Holmquist, VP of Food & Beverage Operations and Corporate Chef.
“For twenty years, we have had the pleasure of creating magical gingerbread scenes for our guests during the holiday season,” said Chef Garcia in a statement. “We are thrilled to showcase our reimagined Gingerbread Village this year, and we look forward to celebrating this creative – and delicious – tradition for many more decades to come.”
Guests are encouraged to linger and search for the small, hidden gingerbread cookies on display, including a star, dinosaur, gingerbread man, Christmas tree, snowman, turkey, heart shape, and pig.
Former gingerbread presentations have included last year’s timeless antique display, along with movie scenes from Star Wars, Peanuts, Frozen, Despicable Me 2, and Harry Potter, and intricate models of a retro-styled rocket ship, Norwegian Viking ship, whimsical carousel, the Eiffel Tower, and the Empire State Building.
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