SC Gingerbread House

 

 

 

Every year we love to visit the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dana Point, California, to see their ocean-themed Gingerbread House. Today we  visited with my brother, Eric, and his family and we were so impressed by the pastry chef’s creativity, use of all edible materials and attention to detail.

 

 

 

Scarlet Calliope Gingerbread 20 copy

This years creation was a candy embellished wave, cute characters and adorable creatures that live under the sea.

 

Scarlet Calliope Gingerbread 06 copy

My favorite part of this unique Gingerbread House was this pair of sweet sea otters, with fur made from shredded coconut. They were so adorable!

 

Scarlet Calliope Gingerbread 14 copy

This lil cutie dolphin is riding a wave curling over two sea turtles.

 

Scarlet Calliope Gingerbread 15 copy

I just adore these lil oysters with their candy pearls!

 

Scarlet Calliope Gingerbread 04 copy

The orange octopus is so whimsical, wrapped up in the Christmas lights. And the sea weed looks so real, just wow!

 

Scarlet Calliope Gingerbread 12 copy

There was even a sea monster playing in the waves.

 

Scarlet Calliope Gingerbread 08 copy

Don’t you just love these three pups riding a surfboard?  The design in the wave is made up of different kinds of candy.

 

Scarlet Calliope Gingerbread 03 copy

How sweet is this lil Crush sea turtle?

 

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The ocean floor was made up of Frosted Mini Wheats, Nilla Wafers, Pretzels, Chocolates, Sanding Sugar, Jelly Beans and Sixlets.

 

 

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Sebastian was there from The Little Mermaid standing on a sea floor made up of pretzels.

 

Scarlet Calliope Gingerbread 16 copy

The sea anemones were created in bright colors and looked so cute next to the hermit crabs and sea stars.

 

Scarlet Calliope Gingerbread 19 copy

 

This guy gave us all a laugh with his Rudolph nose and reindeer antler headband!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope that you’re enjoying this holiday season and that your preparations for Christmas are going smoothly!

xo,

Christine Barker