Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gingerbread Village Revisisted - The Finished Product


Remember when I went to see Head Pastry Chef Joe Hickel and licked looked at his Gingerbread Village?  I thought I'd show you what it tastes looks like now.
You can see it live on their website at http://captaincookchristmas.com if you want.  You can even email him at chefjoe@captaincookchristmas.com.

This is the waterwheel house.  Doesn't it look cool?  I even licked cleaned up a little from the edge for him.  Yummy.

Mom says that's the Barker's family fixing up wagon wheels.  I listened but I didn't hear anybody bark.

                                                 Boy, Mr. Specking sure is busy.

                          Oh no, the cops are telling Santa he can't park here.  Grrrrr....  

                                        Looks like Mr. Scrooge is having a party.

                        Lots of little houses all over.  All the little people got to have a place to live!

                                       There's even a mountainside in the back.

       There's little people ice skating here.  The ice tastes like hard candy.  Trust me.  I know.  It's yummy.

This is the Karl Eid and Wally Hickel house.  Karl Eid was Chef Joe's mentor and Wally Hickel was Chef Joe's daddy.  Chef Joe says they're both in heaven now.  I think they live in the house.  I would.

This is Head Pastry Chef Joe Hickel.  He was happy when he got the Gingerbread Village done.  He works for three months getting everything ready and then starts building it in November.  Then it takes him about ten days or more to put it all together.  The whole lobby smells like gingerbread, chocolate and icing.  It's a yummy place to be.  Thanks for visiting and Merry Christmas!



  1. Wow that is really amazing! Thanks for sharing it.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  2. Wow, that is some scene all that work that goes into it, and you can eat it!!! you are one special dog being let in to see it, did you get to taste it?
    See Yea George xxx

  3. That looks awesome! I (Owen) would've been drooling all over the place (yes, I'm a drooler) and I (Maddy) would've had my nose up in the air the entire time :)
    Maddy and Owen

  4. That is one big village. It is hard to grasp until the last photo! We still can't believe you got to lick it....lucky dog!!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  5. Chef Hickel and my dad arw friends. The Village does not get eaten believe it or not. So sad :(

  6. Gosh! That is so beautiful.
    What a big and beautiful gingerbread village.
    The chef is wonderful!

  7. Incredible! That Chef Joe is quite the talented cobbler! :) Fabulous village with lots and lots and lots of stuff goin on!

    Thanks for sharin :)

  8. That is amazing work. Wowzers.

    When do you get to taste it?

  9. What an amazing creation! Thanks for sharing!


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