not your grandma’s gingerbread

Nothing tickles my fancy during the holiday season like the rich, spicy smell of gingerbread.

20161213_120008_resizedNot your ordinary gingerbread.  Oh no, far, far from ordinary.

To celebrate the season, Mr. Right plans a day in Seattle.  Sometimes we enjoy the Seattle Symphony, this year was the Seattle Men’s Choir (Stupendous show, extremely talented, high quality entertainment, we enjoyed every single moment)  There is always a stop at a bakery for a treat.  Lunch or dinner out just happens to be on the day’s itinerary.  This year,  savory crepes from a local restaurant, located inside Pike Place market was the perfect lunch date.

The time finally arrived, time for the  Gingerbread “take your breath away” display. Who thought of pumpkin seeds dyed for shingles?  How did candy bananas end up being used on the moving staircase?  The use of pretzel sticks as rafters in a castle was genius.  We were amazed at each turn.  The next one, became our new “favorite”.20161213_121016_resized

Each year the Seattle Sheraton Hotel culinary team and top local architecture firms and builders’ association design, bake and delight you with a larger than life gingerbread exhibit. The event is free to the public, with donations benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Northwest Chapter.

20161213_121059_resizedThis year marks the 24th Annual Gingerbread Village with creations inspired by scenes from your favorite wizarding world. Fans of all ages will marvel at the larger than life gingerbread exhibit. Each team’s presentation will transfix you with their spellbinding culinary and design wizardry.  The theme for 2016 is the magic of Harry Potter.

The last exhibit, allows all who are brave enough, to push the button on the serpents’ head20161213_121242_resized to find out which Hogwarts house you will be sorted into.

I pushed the  button…….. I was stunned, but sort of intrigued and curious about the house I got.  Made me rub my hands together and giggle.

Enough chatter, short of standing right there, I think pictures will tell the story best.

I am waving my magic wand in hopes that the pictures will appear and delight you as much as we were delighted to visit.

Sit back and enjoy.

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