Saturday, December 24, 2011

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Gingerbread house display at Café Opera, InterContinental Sydney,
Macquarie Street, Sydney
So I haven’t had a chance to bake gingerbread this year (planning an elaborate Boxing Day barbeque doesn’t make Christmas easy, in hindsight).

But I’m sure any attempt of mine to make a gingerbread house would be nowhere near this version by students at Le Cordon Bleu, proudly displayed outside Café Opera on Level 1 of the InterContinental Sydney.

Gingerbread house with firewood and lights inside
Check out the detail: from the animated figurines, the windows and lights of the houses, the stacks of ‘firewood’, and my personal favourite, an inebriated guy slumped against the side of his house surrounded by empty bottles.

I spy... a croquembouche on the table in the gingerbread house!
Merry Christmas everyone – I hope your day is filled with loved ones, gorgeous food and plentiful booze (and remember to eat and drink responsibly!). Keep an eye out on my Christmas feasting on my Facebook page or on Twitter.

Sheep and their gingerbread barn and fence

11 comments:

lateraleating said...

Merry Xmas!

Akika (Ichigo Shortcake) said...

This gingerbread house looks so amazing! I haven't had time this year to go look at all the Christmas displays, I wonder if they look as good as this one. :)

Merry Christmas!

chocolatesuze said...

yum yum heart gingerbread! hope you have a very merry christmas!

missklicious said...

That's one amazing gingerbread display!!

Tina said...

Hi lateraleating - Hope you had a great one too!

Hi Akika - Definitely one of the more elaborate displays I've ever seen!

Hi suze - I haven't eaten any gingerbread this year!

Hi missklicious - Sure was! I wonder what they do with it afterwards...

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I saw a really cute one at the Four Seasons and they used the gelatine leaves for windows too!

Sara - Belly Rumbles said...

I hope you had an awesome Christmas!! Wow, didn't the students to an amazing job in creating that gingerbread wonderland.

OohLookBel said...

Have a great holiday, Tina. Those little sheep are too cute!

David said...

Gingerbread house looks yummy! I haven't tasted it yet but i like ginger tea for sure i will ginger bread.

Tina @ bitemeshowme said...

Hope you had a Merry Christmas :) Have a Happy NEw YEar !!

Tina said...

Hi Lorraine - Yes, I thought that was genius!

Hi Sara - They sure did; hope you had a great Chrissy too!

Hi Bel - Thanks, hope you have a fab break too (if you get one...)

Hi David - Hmm, I think it might be a little different but gingerbread is delicious :)

Hi Tina - Thanks :)

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