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