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Stein Eriksen Lodge reveals this year’s gingerbread creation, a firetruck

PARK CITY, Utah — The Forbes Five-Star Stein Eriksen Lodge holiday display, now in its 22 year, features a 12-foot-long gingerbread firetruck for guests and visitors to admire.

Constructed by Executive Pastry Chef Jeremy Garcia and his team of pastry artists, the firetruck is parked alongside the 32-foot-tall Christmas tree as part of the lodge’s festive holiday décor. The display was unveiled today, Nov. 30, with members of the Park City Fire Department. 

Standing 5 feet tall, 4 feet wide, and 12 feet long, the festive firetruck includes 190 pounds of gingerbread, 120 pounds of icing, 10 pounds of chocolate, 400 egg whites, and 3 total pounds of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.

A talented team of gingerbread specialists led by Garcia and Chef Zane Holmquist, vice president of Food & Beverage Operations and corporate chef, spent more than 50 hours mixing, baking, shaping, building, and decorating this year’s display. 

“Firetrucks have a way of lighting up the child in all of us — the awe, inspiration, and nostalgia — and we’re excited to bring it to life for the holiday season,” said Garcia in a statement. “This also serves as a great opportunity to partner with our local fire department and honor our brave firefighters for their incredibly selfless service.” 

Former gingerbread presentations have included an ornate gingerbread village, along with movie scenes from Home Alone, Star Wars, Peanuts, Frozen, Despicable Me 2, and Harry Potter, and detailed models of a retro-styled rocket ship, a Norwegian Viking ship, a whimsical carousel, the Eiffel Tower, and the Empire State Building. 

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