‘Tis the season for sweets and traditions, and one of our favorite Gelotte Hommas Architecture traditions has arrived: the Gingerbread Village!
This year marks Seattle Sheraton’s 24th annual Gingerbread Village fundraiser. Each year, Sheraton invites their culinary teams and Seattle architecture firms to join forces and craft marvelous confectionary creations. The purpose: to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
In keeping with the “Celebrate the Magic of the Holidays” theme, we worked with our culinary team to design and construct a wizard-inspired gingerbread city scene. The display features an ornate clock tower with classic Mike and Ike stonework and peppermint detailing. Delicious Red Hot and marshmallow buildings flank the tower, and each structure boasts intricate candy corn and gummy bear ornaments. You should also note the Santa hat-clad dementors scaling the sugary walls.
More tantalizing than the clock structure, however, is the sugary triple-decker bus complete with fondant beds and a certain bespectacled boy wizard.
Meander around to the other side of the clock tower, and you’ll find a delightful gamekeeper’s cottage bursting with ripe pumpkins.
Scrumptious architecture designed to cure type one diabetes? What a sweet concept!
If we’ve wet your appetite, plan a visit to the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and see ours and several other magical gingerbread creations, now through January 1, 2017.
In the meantime, enjoy a few other Seattle architecture firms’ enchanting gingerbread designs: