Beautifully, just a few days after posting this list, and barely hours after the clock struck midnight on 2013 as a year and we flipped our calendars our Outlook calendars updated to 2014, we added two Instagram posts that were MORE POPULAR than any we’ve ever had.
Here’s a look behind the scenes putting together the 2013 Gingerbread Village of Pinehurst at the historic Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort. The Gingerbread Village is constructed by Pinehurst Pastry Chef Joey Norombaba and his incredible team. The Village is on display for the viewing public.
The village display required the sub-structure to be built with plywood by the Hotel carpenters in order to support the structure. The project took the team over 100 hours to be complete.
The display consists of the Carolina Hotel, The Village Chapel and four residential homes in Pinehurst.
Chef Norombaba led a team of 12 artists from the pastry shop and Resort kitchens during four weeks to complete each building and the surrounding details.
So, want to build your own at home? Awesome. Here’s the recipe:
150LBS of 10x powdered sugar
3 Gallons egg whites
3 quarts lemon juice
18LBS rolled fondant
3 cups of green food coloring
150LBS of HOUSE BAKED gingerbread
5LBS Dark chocolate
15LBS VARIOUS CANDIES
2cs rice Krispies
Ken “The Champ” Climo is a professional disc golfer and considered by many to be the best player to have ever played the game.
And so when he came to play “ball golf” on Pinehurst No. 2, we, of course, asked him to break out a disc or two.
Honestly, we couldn’t wait to see what happens when you mix elite championship golf with disc golf:
Climo has claimed 12 PDGA World Championship titles, including nine in as many years from 1990-to-1998. Climo’s dominance in the world championships is unmatched; Harold Duvall (1982, 1985), Barry Schultz (2003, 2004), Nate Doss (2005, 2007, 2011) and Paul McBeth (2012-13) are the only other golfers with more than one open world title. In addition to his world titles, Climo claimed his fifth United States Disc Golf Championship (the premier event in the game) title in 2007. Named seven times as the PDGA player of the year, Climo was inducted into the PDGA Hall of Fame in 1995. In his career he has won more than 200 tournaments and leads the lifetime PDGA money list.