Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Vancouver's Largest Gingerbread House

This story is just one of the many reasons I’ve vowed to spend more time in Canada. This is great and puts me in the Christmas spirit!!!

The World's Largest Gingerbread Man has, unfortunately, retired from the Hyatt Regency Vancouver's annual Gingerbread Lane, making way for Vancouver's Largest Gingerbread House.

The house is 11 feet high and 15 feet wide, and consumed 1.6 kg of brown sugar, 5 kg of icing sugar, 4 kg of margarine, 4 kg of molasses and 4 kg of flour.

For the next two Sundays, Vancouverites are invited to come to the hotel to decorate a gingerbread man for charity, with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of B.C. and Yukon.

"We invite everyone to enjoy the spirit of Hyatt's Gingerbread Lane," said Steve McNally, Hyatt Regency Vancouver's General Manager. "The event is not only a feast for the eyes with gingerbread displays, but it raises much needed funds."

The event, which began last week, also features a four-foot-tall gingerbread man cut-out that people can put their face through to take photos. There will also be a collection of 36 handcrafted gingerbread houses on display from both professional pastry chefs and high school students.

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