The life-size gingerbread house returns to the lobby of The Royal Park Hotel for another holiday season. In its fourth year of partnership with The Salvation Army, the Royal Park Hotel has built yet another giant gingerbread house masterpiece. The giant gingerbread house stands eight feet tall and is adorned with Christmas colors and decorations, and features fine details such as cobble stone border, candied icicles, snowflakes on the gingerbread shingled rooftop, and a toy room inside.
Click here for a photo gallery of the giant gingerbread house at the Royal Park Hotel (video below).
Ingredients used for the 2012 giant gingerbread house at The Royal Park Hotel:
220 cups of sugar
300 lbs of gingerbread mix
110 cups of powdered sugar
90 gallons of water
300 lbs of holiday candy
400 candy canes
10 gallons of fondant
The giant gingerbread house will be displayed in the Royal Park Hotel's grand lobby now through the 2012 holiday season until January 6, 2013!
If the Royal Park Hotel Gingerbread House has inspired you, click here for a recipe on how to build your own (smaller) gingerbread house.
You can also buy gingerbread house kits. Click here for a review of a simple kit I purchased at Meijer.
The Royal Park Hotel is selling gingerbread “brick" certificates to support the 2012 Red Kettle Campaign. Bricks may be purchased from the hotel’s front desk for a $10 minimum donation to The Salvation Army. Sponsors will receive a special certificate recognizing their contribution.
The Royal Park Hotel 600 East University Drive Rochester, MI 48307 (248) 652-2600
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Click here for pics, info and video of the 2009 Royal Park Hotel Giant Gingerbread House. Click here for pics, info and video of the 2010 Royal Park Hotel Giant Gingerbread House. Click here for pics, info and video of the 2011 Royal Park Hotel Giant Gingerbread House.