A Gingerbread House for All Ages
In New Orleans, a life-sized gingerbread house delights children of all ages...
Ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Chocolate chips and cherry drops.
Royal icing and candy cane.
Mmmm. Do you know what we are dreaming of? Why, gingerbread houses, of course! Gingerbread houses are delightful and delicious! Enchanting too. They are symbols of the sweetness and richness of our big homes during the holiday season.
Gingerbread houses have quite a rich history too! Rumored to have been created as early as the 16th century in Germany, the quaint cookie houses were made popular in the US by the darkly bewitching fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, recorded by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. In the tale, a gingerbread house lures children deep into the forest with its sweet and delectable exterior.
Today, the Gingerbread house lives on as a cozy, colorful, honeyed miniature. Perhaps it is because home is the most heartening of all the holiday season, filled with family and love.
This time of year gingerbread houses come alive all over the world and we chose to feature our hometown’s life-sized Gingerbread House found at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. With its candied walls and sugarcoated shelves stacked with sweet toys, this Gingerbread House is sure to delight.
Made from 770 pounds of gingerbread, 12 ounces of gold dust, and 40 pounds of dark chocolate, the Ritz-Carlton’s Gingerbread House lures children (of all ages) deep into the magical world of New Orleans.