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Old 12-12-2019, 01:19 AM   #1
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Dec 12th, 2019 : Gingerbread

Spencer Penrose built the Pikes Peak highway to the mountain's summit, founded the hill climb race in 1916, and the resort that opened in 1918. To whip up interest in the ventures, he gave the The Broadmoor's master mechanic, Angelo Cimino, and his chauffeur, Harry McMillen, his Pierce Arrow Touring Car and directions to turn the limousine into a racer. The car that became known as the Yellow Devil climbed the 14,433-foot mountain eight times from 1922 to 1932, finishing fourth in 1926 and 1930.

Fancy hotels love a big ol' fancy gingerbread sculpture this time of year. Forbes Travel lists a few of them, the exhibitions including a 10-foot-tall streetcar in at the Four Seasons New Orleans and an 18-foot-tall lighthouse at Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour. The Broadmoor, Colorado's luxury resort near Pikes Peak, has been in the gingerbread extravaganza game since 1964 and lately put together some stunning creations. In 2017, the hotel's pastry team built a 12-foot tall, 3.7-million-calorie gingerbread church, then followed that in 2018 with a 13.5-foot-tall replica of the original 1918 resort. This year the dimensions grow but in the horizontal, and the subject matter into our wheelhouse, with the resort's pastry team creating a 14-foot long replica of The Broadmoor Special, a 1918 Pierce Arrow Touring Car converted to race in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

The gingerbread display was delicately put together and crafted by The Broadmoor’s talented Baking and Pastry Team over two weeks.
The ingredients are listed below!

375 lbs All Purpose Flour
47 lbs Molasses
6 lbs Secret Holiday Spice
482 lbs Sugar
412 lbs Butter
300 lbs Dark Chocolate
425 Whole Eggs
2 lbs Yeast
100 lbs White Chocolate
700 Egg Whites
1 lb Activated Charcoal
10 lbs Joy
200 lbs Brown Sugar
1 lb Baking Soda
3 lbs Holiday Cheer
100 lbs Honey
1.3 lbs Baking Powder
15 Whimsical Pastry Chefs
8 lbs Salt
2 Magical Wood Workers
1 lb Activated Charcoal??
10 lbs Joy? Like dish detergent??
I suspect the were some pain relievers and blue language involved.

A month ago my supermarket... "my" meaning I patronize not own it... had a big display in the entrance lobby.
They were pre-baked, pre-assembled, gingerbread houses. Included was a bunch of candies and a recipe for an extra sticky frosting
to glue the candy to the house.

This week they also had a doghouse, and pickup truck with a Christmas tree in the bed, both made of gingerbread,
sold separately of course.


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Old 12-12-2019, 12:28 PM   #2
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No ginger?
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Old 12-12-2019, 02:14 PM   #3
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I guess maybe the pastry chef is a freckled redhead?

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Old 12-12-2019, 11:00 PM   #4
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No ginger?
That's in the 6 lbs of secret holiday spices.
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