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Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver is once again filled with gingerbread houses built by students, and amateur and professional bakers.

2015 Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

The gingerbread centre piece and the iconic Gastown steam clock returned to the hotel lobby. The giant gingerbread house has used 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, 400 pounds of icing sugar and 1,400 egg whites, plus a few secret ingredients and some magical touch from the hotel’s engineering department.

2015 Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

There seems to be fewer entries but the quality seems to be higher than the last couple of years. Here are some highlights for me:

A display inspired by the TV show Supernatural:

2015 Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver2015 Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

A super cute one that is based on the house from the animation Up: (more…)

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For the 24th year, the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver is currently filled with gingerbread houses built by secondary and post-secondary students, and amateur and professional bakers.

Similar to last year, the centrepiece has the resemblance of the iconic Gastown steam clock (which is temporarily replaced by a modern art piece as it’s undergoing some repairs). The giant gingerbread house measures 11 feet tall and 16 feet wide, using 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, 400 pounds of icing sugar and 1,400 egg whites, plus a few secret ingredients and a little help from Hyatt’s engineering department.

2014 Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Different from last year, there seems to be more creativity in the theme of each display (of course, there has to be a Frozen-themed display), and many of them are not necessarily in the traditional gingerbread house shape. These are some of my favourites this year:

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In its 22nd year, the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver is adorned by more than 40 gingerbread houses built by amateur and professional bakers, as well as college and high school students enrolled in culinary arts programs.

I noticed that there are more non-traditional gingerbread houses this year. In particular, I was quite impressed by this coral reef display made by the David Thompson Secondary School Cafeteria. What a unique interpretation of a “house”:

Coral Reef

Coral Reef

Here is one on the story of the Nutcracker: (more…)

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While we had to wait 10 minutes for our food ordered at Bada Bing Food Truck, we decided to check out the Gingerbread Lane inside the Hyatt Regency Vancouver hotel.

Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

In its 21st year, the hotel lobby is adorned by approximately 40 gingerbread houses built by amateur and professional bakers, as well as college and high school students enrolled in culinary arts programs.

The iconic gingerbread house uses over 2kg of brown sugar, 5kg of icing sugar, 4kg of margarine, 4kg of molasses, 1kg of corn syrup, 16kg of pastry flour and some other secret ingredients to build. An additional 1400 egg whites, 300lb of icing sugar and 500lb of gingerbread dough were used for extra touches.

Iconic, Giant Gingerbread House

Iconic, Giant Gingerbread House

Not only this is a fundraising initiative for Make a Wish Foundation, it’s also a gingerbread competition. As you walk around, you notice gingerbread houses are awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in various categories such as secondary school, amateur and professional. (more…)

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