Sunday, January 16, 2011

"King" of the Gingerbread World



Gingerbread houses have enchanted both children and adults for ages.

Whether they are simple cottages with vanilla wafer roofs and gumdrop trees in a frosting yard, or stately mansions with candy-covered turrets, people love them.

No gingerbread house I've ever come across, however, can top the one seen recently  while having lunch at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  It definitely could be named the "big daddy" or "king" of all gingerbread houses made (at least in this part of the country.)
Every color imaginable is there as well as white chocolate horses, a sugary green alligator, and hundreds upon hundreds of candy coated details.  The creators of this house used every bit of their imaginations in decorating this yummy delight.



























Even more surprising is that it is still standing on a table at the far end of the chandelier-studded dining room.  After all, Christmas is a memory and a new year has begun.



Still, it is a delight to see the house has not yet been torn down.  Just seeing this creation helped get the new year off to a very "sweet" start!






  

















WHAT, IF ANYTHING, DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THIS GINGERBREAD HOUSE?

9 comments:

nannykim said...

Pretty AWESOME!! makes me think of candyland game!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

My teeth are hurt looking at all that sugary goodness.

Rosie said...

Oh, WOW! That's the most stunning one I've seen. Imagine all the hours spent creating it. It's a work of art!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Wow! I love the creativity of gingerbread houses!

Nancy's Notes said...

Love each and every part of it, it's awesome!!!

Nancy

T's Daily Treasures said...

All I can say is wow! I watched one of those cooking shows where the challenge was to make a gingerbread house in a certain amount of time. It was amazing what folks came up with and astonishing what you can do with chocolate and icing. Very creative indeed! Hope you are having a peaceful day! Blessings, Tammy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

O My! I love everything about especially the colors of it! it is truly a magnificent work of art!!

Hugs,
Debbie

diane stetson said...

All I can say is wowie! incredible.

Chatty Crone said...

WHEW! AWESOME! SANDIE

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