14 Sunday Dec 2014
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.
This years creation was a candy embellished wave, cute characters and adorable creatures that live under the sea.
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!
This lil cutie dolphin is riding a wave curling over two sea turtles.
I just adore these lil oysters with their candy pearls!
The orange octopus is so whimsical, wrapped up in the Christmas lights. And the sea weed looks so real, just wow!
There was even a sea monster playing in the waves.
Don’t you just love these three pups riding a surfboard? The design in the wave is made up of different kinds of candy.
How sweet is this lil Crush sea turtle?
The ocean floor was made up of Frosted Mini Wheats, Nilla Wafers, Pretzels, Chocolates, Sanding Sugar, Jelly Beans and Sixlets.
Sebastian was there from The Little Mermaid standing on a sea floor made up of pretzels.
The sea anemones were created in bright colors and looked so cute next to the hermit crabs and sea stars.
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!