Saturday, January 14, 2012

An Amazing Gingerbread House

Happy Saturday and welcome to another post sharing something interesting that I have photographed.  I hope you enjoy looking at this amazing creation and find some inspiration from the details of the design.

A local doctor does something incredible for the Concord Library each holiday season.  Dr. Andrea Resceniti, a surgeon at Emerson Hospital, makes an enormous gingerbread house that is displayed in the front room of the library.  She starts baking the gingerbread and assembling the house early in the fall.  I don't know how she finds the time to make and donate these houses but the entire community gets so much enjoyment from her work.  I didn't have a chance to take pictures of this creation until last week.  It still has a delicious aroma - it is a real gingerbread house with incredible details.

These four photos show the full view of each side of the house:

The house is very large and there are so many details.  I did some close up shots to give you a better look at the individual parts.

Santa and his sleigh...

Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer are around the corner on the roof.

One of several gumdrops trees.  Even the edge of the board holding the house is beautifully trimmed.

A train circles around one side of the house.

A candy cane cage.

These candies look like Lego blocks!

There are lots of candy characters and animals placed around the "lawn."

A bride and groom with babies and snowmen.

The duck pond (or fountain) - so cute!

It's hard to see in the photos but the doors and windows are glazed with clear red candy glass.

Two turrets are made of "stone"  with this pebble candy.

These candies really do look like little rocks.

There are so many patterns carefully made with candies.

Thanks to Dr. Andrea Resciniti for this incredible gift to the community.

I know that it is a long time until next Christmas but for something like this you might need to start now!  You could also make a smaller Valentine's Day "cottage" - I think that would be fun!

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I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Diane thanks so much for sharing the photos of this incredible gingerbread house. I really don't know how to say how great it is other than to say it is awesome.
    I made one this year, the first time in several years. It took me a couple weeks and it was nothing compared to this so I can't imagine how many hours she must have put into making this. I had to smile when I saw the little rock candy as that is what I covered my chimney with and my husband was my biggest culprit with those. He really did like the chocolate. Of course the grandkids did enjoy most of the goodies from the house a couple weeks after Christmas! They had waited for Grammny to give the go ahead to eat! I am certainly looking over all the details and hopefully can do a few of them for myself next Christmas. Thanks again.

  2. You said it " Amazing". I have never made a gingerbread house but I like your idea to make one for Valentine's Day.

  3. Thank you for taking all the pictures of the gingerbread house.
    I never made one but I cannot imagine all the hours she puts into making the house. Another reason to visit your area next year. To see all the houses at your local craft shore and to see the gingerbread house.

    Bethlehem, PA

  4. This has to be relaxing therapy for the doctor. She certainly did an awesome job. I especially like the bride and groom!
    Hope you are having a relaxing weekend. We are getting a dusting of snow this morning. It's the first of the year.

  5. Oh my goodness, what a work of art this gingerbread house is!! It's staggering to think of how much time she must have put into making this house! It's truly beautiful.

    Wendy T.


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