VIDEO: See The Grand Floridian Gingerbread House Being Built
While yesterday was “National Gingerbread House Day,” December is the month of Gingerbread Houses! And what better way to celebrate than viewing a time-lapse video of pastry chefs building the iconic Grand Floridian Gingerbread House!
Did you know that this year marks the 20th year that the lobby of the Grand Floridian has been transformed into sweet-smelling gingerbread spectacle? And as you can probably know, the gingerbread house doesn’t just go up overnight. It’s a months-long process that involves using a classic Austrian gingerbread recipe. The pastry chefs spend close to a total of 400 hours baking the 10,000 pieces that make up the intricate structure. After the base structure is complete, it’s time to decorate! Decorating the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House takes about a week with over 1,000 pounds of honey, 700 pounds of chocolate, and 600 pounds of confectioner’s sugar used.
The Grand Floridian Gingerbread House isn’t just pretty to look at and smell too! Guests can purchase the following items from the shop inside the Gingerbread House:
- Gingerbread Cookies
- Gingerbread Shingles
- Stollen Bread
- Christmas Tree Brownie
- S’mores Cookies
- Chocolate Peppermint Bark
- Gingerbread Ornaments
- Miniature Gingerbread Houses
- Assorted Gingerbread Cookie Bags
- White Chocolate Disney Characters
- Caramel Pecan Fudge
- Cinnamon Apple Cupcakes
- Grand Floridian Combo Box Featuring Assorted Sweet Treats
- Gluten and Vegan-Friendly Gingerbread Cookies and Other Snack Items
Here is the time-lapse video of the Gingerbread House being built:
Want to learn how to decorate a gingerbread house from the pros that bring us this masterpiece? Gingerbread House demonstrations occur daily in the lobby of the Grand Floridian through Christmas Day, December 25.
The lobby of the Grand Floridian isn’t the only location to see a Gingerbread masterpiece! Guests visiting Walt Disney World can also take see phenomenal gingerbread displays at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort. There are also some magical gingerbread displays around the world including Disney’s Grand Californian Resort in Disneyland and Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii. Out to sea? Check out the magical gingerbread houses on all four Disney Cruise Line ships!
Have you visited the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House? Let us know in the comments below!
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