I spent a whirlwind hour or so at the Grand Floridian’s gorgeous Gingerbread House this weekend, and I can’t wait to share the highlights with you!
Free Gingerbread Decorating Demonstration
Free stuff alert! At Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort you can attend a free gingerbread house decorating demonstration Monday through Saturday at 1:00pm! Just head over to the giant gingerbread house at 1 o’clock, and you’ll encounter one of the nicest pastry chefs I’ve ever met directing folks on how to make gingerbread houses similar to those sold at Disney World during the holiday season.
I learned some great techniques about how to keep your gingerbread house roof from caving in, how to put icicles on the house so that they don’t break off, and even how to keep ants from invading your house!
All Around the House
After the presentation, I scoped out the decorations on this year’s massive Gingerbread House!
The best thing about the gingerbread house this year — they’ve got the chimney working! It now puffs out “cinnamon smoke” every few minutes
Get Your Very Own!
And had to get around to the back to pick up some of my own samples. Among the items for sale are gingerbread houses like the one I’d just seen being made, gingerbread shingles slathered in chocolate, solid milk chocolate boxes, gingerbread cookies, and more!
I bought a gingerbread shingle (coated in chocolate) to try. The shingle was surprisingly soft — almost rubbery — and chewy. The strong gingerbread taste (not enough chocolate for me!) was a bit too bitter for me, so I only took a couple of bites. That said, if you’re a big gingerbread fan, definitely buy a shingle for the novelty of the thing!
Have you been to the Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!