See Massive Gingerbread House Masterpieces Over the Holidays
These giant gingerbread houses are replicas of casinos, Newport mansions and lighthouses!
If you thought those pre-made gingerbread house kits were hard, take a look at these giant gingerbread house replicas of casinos, mansions and lighthouses!
It wouldn’t be Newport without the mansions! As part of Christmas at the Newport Mansions, gingerbread replicas of three of the mansions will be on display. The Breakers was designed by Confectionery Designs in Rehoboth, Mass., the Marble House by Judy Lopes of Bristol, and The Elms by students of the culinary arts program at Bristol Community College. All materials used are, in fact, edible, and each house stands between two to three feet tall. Each replica will be on display in its respectful mansion until New Year’s Day, so snap a picture of them while you can.
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Wilton is no competition when it comes to these extreme gingerbread houses. Foxwoods Resort Casino has created three enormous replicas, two of which are the Grand Pequot Tower and Fox Tower constructed out of gimgerbread, and a traditional Wigwam was built to celebrate the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. The two gingerbread structures required a grand total of 1,100 pounds of gingerbread, 1,100 pounds of royal icing and 784 hours of construction to create these holiday masterpieces! The Grand Pequot tower stands twelve feet tall and eight feet wide. The replica of the Fox Tower just barely beats that size at twelve feet tall and ten feet wide. The Wigwam is the smallest at seven feet tall and ten feet wide. All will be on display throughout the holiday season.
The Newport Marriott created a giant gingerbread lighthouse on display for the hotel entrance. The sixteen-foot creation is made out of 350 pounds of gingerbread comprising more than 1,600 bricks, 2,400 pieces of candy and 20 gallons of royal icing! This beloved Newport tradition is approaching its nineteenth year of celebration.