It takes Head Pastry Chef Joey Norombaba and his awesome team nearly a month to construct the Gingerbread Village that turns a corner of the Carolina Hotel lobby into a magical wonderland.
The display consists of the Carolina Hotel, The Village Chapel, a train station and three residential homes in Pinehurst.
So, what does it take to make the sweet creation?
200 pounds of sugar
150 pounds of handmade gingerbread
100 pounds of assorted candy including Twizzlers, peppermint, Snickers bars, gummy bears and Necco wafers
50 pounds of cooked Rice Krispies
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the process.