Thursday, December 11, 2014
Every December for 43 years, the Benson Hotel has been commissioning some serious confectionary art in the form of gingerbread architecture. This year's creation is the gorgeous "Castle Dübendorf" by chef David Diffendorfer, the hotel's pastry chef. This year's creation boasts more than 150 pounds of house made gingerbread, 15 pounds of white and dark chocolate, 35 pounds of marzipan, buckets of royal icing, ice cream cone trees and stained glass windows made from melted Jolly Ranchers, and took 3 months to construct. It smells absolutely divine! Jasper was completely captivated. You can see it anytime in the Benson Hotel lobby through Christmas Day.