Gingerbread was considered a good luck symbol given to knights before they headed to battle by the ladies who fancied them. Inspired by the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, the first gingerbread house came to be in 16th century Germany and fast became a Christmas tradition.
At Design Cuisine our Gingerbread houses are not made by a lady in waiting, but rather our French Pastry Chef, Patrick. With hours spent brooding over each and every detail Patrick & his team create royal houses of gingerbread which make appearances at almost every holiday event we produce. Here’s a few photos from the 2014 collection.