Gingerbread houses might sound like something only for the winter holiday season, it’s the beginning of the Halloween season that’s signaled at Disneyland Resort when they reveal their annual gingerbread Haunted Mansion.
The gigantic gingerbread sculpture is displayed in the Haunted Mansion’s ballroom during the seasonal Nightmare Before Christmas-themed transformation of the park’s beloved spooky ride. This year the gingerbread mansion features Oogie Boogie and lots of colorful gingerbread bugs.
“The gingerbread mansion this year has a bug problem – gingerbread bugs! But it’s not a problem that a gingerbread Oogie Boogie can’t fix. He pried open the roof of the gingerbread mansion and has his fork at the ready, happy to fix the infestation in the only way he would – by eating them. But quite a few bugs have gotten loose and are rampaging across the ballroom table, tormenting the gingerbread zombies there, who are forced to defend themselves with silverware!” commented Tim Wollweber, associate art director, and designer for this years gingerbread house!
So what does it take to make something so amazing? Well, here’s a small list of ingredients that went into the house;
200 pounds gingerbread
200 pounds powdered sugar
4 gallons egg whites
1 gallon lemon juice
30 pounds white chocolate
50 pounds gum paste
8 ounces (each) food coloring (blue, purple, orange, yellow, red)
16 ounces green food coloring
50 pounds fondant
1/3 pound glitter
200 hours Disney Culinary Magic