For the 12th annual gingerbread benefit for Triangle Family Services, Fearrington’s cake designer Emma Isakoff crafted a miniature replica of The Fearrington House Restaurant, made entirely of gingerbread course! This beautifully detailed sweet creation placed third in the contest and helped raise money that will assist local families in crisis.
So, how do you build a farmhouse of gingerbread?
First measure and make a plan.
Then bake up all of the pieces. Yes, shutters, doors, columns, shingles and all!
Once you have the pieces, make sure the original plan works. Check!
Now, for the real fun…assemble with icing of course. A little help from Fearrington’s Executive Chef Colin Bedford doesn’t hurt!
Finally, dress it up with snow globes, snowmen and Belties!
From the hand-blown sugar bow to the winking snowman to Beltie’s red tongue to Santa sneaking in the chimney, this “gingerbread house” is a feast for the eyes! Congrats Emma!