Friday, 10 December 2021 07:29

Skytop Hotel: 2021 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Most Magnificent Gingerbread Displays

Editor's Note: Kudos to our friends at Skytop Lodge for making this list!  

“The gingerbread hotel at Skytop Lodge in Skytop, Pennsylvania, measures 19 ft. wide by 12 ft. deep and reaches a height of 11 ft. from its base. Production on the gingerbread hotel began in early August and the lodge staff set to work assembling the structure the week of Halloween. Once the frame was erected, the entire bakery team labored to attach the gingerbread and then the candy decorations.”

The ingredients used at Skytop, according to Historic Hotels of America, are:

  • 216 lbs. honey
  • 216 lbs. molasses
  • 175 lbs. brown sugar
  • 6.75 lbs. ginger
  • 3.5 lbs. allspice
  • 3.5 lbs. cinnamon
  • 13.5 lbs. baking soda
  • 108 lbs. shortening
  • 162 lbs. eggs
  • 432 lbs. all-purpose flour
  • 432 lbs. oxidant flour

The icing used in the Skytop Lodge gingerbread display required 250 lbs. of powdered sugar and 60 lbs. of egg whites.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 15 December 2021 13:40

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