Nothing beats the smell of cinnamon and ginger, especially when it’s been baked into building blocks for giant gingerbread houses. Pastry chefs and culinary teams have gone all out to create some home, sweet homes at the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort and The Broadmoor.Garden of the Gods Resort pastry chef Isabel Odell and chocolatier Eva Lakatos, spent two months designing, baking and decorating the impressive Holiday Gingerbread Castle. Odell trained in pastry in Cusco, Peru, and has more than 20 years of experience building gingerbread houses. She has often won the Master Gingerbread competition at the Gingerbread and Jazz gala, which benefits Early Connections Learning Centers. The castle on display to the public is in the club lobby.Adam Thomas, executive pastry chef at The Broadmoor, and his culinary staff spent four months drawing blueprints to create a gingerbread version of the original 1918 Broadmoor main building. The impressive structure honors the historic hotel’s centennial. It’s the largest, grandest holiday gingerbread display ever for the resort, at 13½ feet tall, 11 by 11 feet long and wide, totaling 120 square feet. It’s on display on the mezzanine floor of the main building.Dippity-do lunchThinking of a special lunch for… Read full this story
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