Creativity holds no boundaries and this is a fact that reflects clearly in food art. Just by letting your imagination run wild, you can create the most amazing looking cookies, cakes, castles and even gingerbread houses. During the Christmas season, you can see beautiful pieces of festive sweets and savories. Gingerbread houses are one of the most popular savories that come in different shapes and sizes. Since it is easy to make, kids learn how to make different types of Gingerbread houses even in schools. Here we have brought for you the five most creative gingerbread houses:
The winner of the list – Santa’s German Gingerbread Village
The first name in the list of the most creative gingerbread houses is the Santa’s German Gingerbread Village. Chef Ralf and his staff have done a beautiful job while creating this masterpiece. This Village stands 14.5 feet tall and 24 feet wide. To give the Gingerbread Village a beautiful touch, the team used 120 gallons of icing, 20 pounds of white and 60 pounds of dark chocolate.
The 30 sheets of gingerbread complement each layer. The artisan chef and his team took over 250 hours to complete this replica of a German village. Those who were at Sheraton Princess Kaâiulani Hotel in Waikiki had the pleasure of witnessing the display of this masterpiece. The inspirational idea came to light when the Chef wanted to do something unusual and different with the Christmas Special theme.
The magnificent beauty No. 2- Gingerbread Smithsonian Castle
Standing in the second place of the list of the most creative gingerbread houses, the Smithsonian Castle by Chef Charles Froke is an amazing piece of work. Apart from this, Froke has to his credit marvelous creative gingerbread houses versions of popular architectures including White House, National Cathedral and Capitol Building.
To complete this masterpiece, the chef took 100 hours of endless efforts. To give this magnificent replica the perfect look, the chef used close to 100 pounds of Gingerbread with 50 pounds of icing. The finishing touch of chocolate trees and sugar windows enhances the beauty of the Smithsonian Castle.
Creative gingerbread houses No. 3 – Gingerbread Castle
There is a reason why this Gingerbread Castle is on the list of most creative gingerbread houses. The winner of the 2010 Gingerbread House Contest, Sharon F, Toomsboro from Georgia truly showed what creative food art is all about.
It comprises of handmade candy mosaics and candy fairies . This completely edible gingerbread castle is a true resemblance of what the spirit of Christmas Saviors is all about. The beautifully decorated Gingerbread house consists of 11 batches of gingerbread, 20 batches of icing along with several pounds of cookies and candies.
Small but artistic No. 4- Justin Paik gingerbread house
The team behind this idea was WCVB-TV’s Bianca de la Garza, NECN-TV’s Tonya Mezrich Mandarin Oriental Hotel Chef Nelson Paz, Joshua Pires and Dana Williams . This gingerbread house is also the winner of the Little Wanderer’s completion conducted at S. Huntington Avenue Complex.
It stands true to its name- Home Sweet Home. By the looks of it, you can clearly see how aesthetically and beautifully this gingerbread house is decorated. Those who were at JP Seafood Cafe and Station 8 salon had the pleasure of seeing this beautiful Gingerbread house. Do not fall for the small size because it clearly shows that if a person choose, they can use their imagination in the most beautiful manner.
No. 5-The evergreen classic and Traditional German gingerbread house
This gingerbread house dates back during the years of 1994-95 and but is still one the most creative gingerbread houses . It is a replica of Qubec City’s grand hotel- Chateau Frontenac in Canada. Famous chef at the same hotel named, Jean Soulard along with Jose Martineau and Yvan Caron are the people behind this creation.
The motive for creating this beautiful masterpiece was to participate in an exhibit in Germany on Christmas. The beautifully decorated gingerbread is a blend of mouth watering candies, sugar icing and the favorite Gingerbread. Every part of this masterpiece is edible. The simplicity of the design is what makes this piece worth it to enter the list of the most creative gingerbread houses. It is also a classic example of the saying, Size does not matter.