Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gingerbread Friends


Today Mom took me over to the Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage to meet Pastry
Chef Joe Hickel.  She says Chef Hickel builds an entire Gingerbread Village every year about this time.

Wow Mom.  This smells delicious.  All of it is food too.  The snow, the trees, the little houses, everything.
Trust me.  My nose is never wrong.

                  I wonder if anybody would notice if I licked it once or twice or a bunch of times . .

                                        Oh, look over here Mom.  There's little people over here.

                  Oh, you gotta be careful here though.  The people smell like plastic.  Can't eat those.

                       Hey Mom, tell Chef Hickel he missed a spot over here.  I didn't eat it, honest.

(Chef Hickel at the Hotel Captain Cook builds a Gingerbread Village every year out of completely
edible materials.  Gingerbread houses, chocolate fences, sugar ponds and everything else is
edible, except, of course, the little people.  You can watch Chef Hickel build his Gingerbread
Village live at http://www.captaincookchristmas.com).



  1. Neato! What a great gingerbread town! Your Mom did you a big one takin you to see this Ryker! Thanks for bringin us along :)

    Waggin at ya,

  2. That is an awesome gingerbread village. The chef is so clever and artistic!

    Did you try a little? How was it? Yummy???

  3. Wow, what an awesome snack! Er... I mean gingerbred village that you can't eat! HAHA
    Ps. Did you know your blog is snowing?!

  4. Awesome!! You must be a good dog! I would have eaten that whole thing!!

  5. Yes, I did sneak a lick or two...it was sweet!

  6. But only off the table cloth. Hope Chef Hickle doesn't read this!

  7. Ryker,
    That is so cool. I can't believe that Chef Hickle was on board with you having such a close look....BOL!!
    Was there any plastic doggies in the gingerbread village?


  8. wow! You were so well behaved around all that edible stuff! Don't think we could've done it :)
    Maddy and Owen

  9. That looks so cool. You were very well behaved!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  10. well now that is totally cool! glad you didn't try to eat any of the little people!

  11. The hu-dad laughed so hard seeing your pictures and imaging the destruction if The Herd had been allowed so close.

  12. Oh wow, that looks scrumptious! I am impressed you were able to control yourself so well. I don't know how my dog would have done with all those yummy smells.

  13. That is so neat! I bet you really had to practice restraint. I'm pretty sure Zoe would have jumped right up there in the middle of it. :)


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