Fantasy Gingerbread Village


The magic of Christmas comes alive in twinkling lights, brightly colored bows, peppermint treats, and houses made of sweets… otherwise known as the gingerbread house!

It’s amazing what you can do with a little candy and loads of creativity. Today I was swept into a fantasy world of gingerbread, gumdrops, jellybeans, frosting and fairy tales. Some of Seattle’s top architectural firms and culinary artists came together to construct a series of mind-blowing gingerbread castles… because, you know, houses are for us small fries! It’s part of the 20th Annual Gingerbread Village hosted by the Sheraton Seattle and benefitting JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

This year’s theme is “Once Upon A Time.” Each castle is plucked from your favorite Disney movies and fairytales. The details are not just mouthwateringly delicious, they’re also a work of architectural genius. I kept thinking “how’d they do that?” and “what’s that made of?” Each castle really was impressive to behold. Some castles even had moving parts including a working drawbridge. If you get a chance to head to downtown Seattle this weekend, I highly recommend checking it out and donating to a very good cause. You even get to vote on your favorite castle… I’ll reveal my favorite at the end of this post!

Here’s a sneak peek… but trust me, you’re gonna want a closer look!

The Little Mermaid
Aladdin's Palace
Beauty & The Beast Enchanted Castle
The Grimm Fairy Tale Castle... with a WORKING Draw Bridge!
Narnia Ice Palace

AND MY FAVORITE WAS:

The Queen of Heart’s Castle: Wonderland
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