For the past 17 years, Disneyland has displayed an over-the-top gingerbread house at its Haunted Mansion Holiday, and this year a crowd favorite is back in a big way after a 13-year absence from the freaky festivities.
On display now, a 7-foot-tall gingerbread Oogie Boogie, the villain from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, looms over a 6-foot-tall gingerbread house, with more than 70 bugs “scurrying” through the entire display.
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“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,” Tim Wollweber, the designer of this year’s house, told the Disney Parks Blog.
Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marc Viallet and Lead Pastry Chef Edgar Urtola from Disneyland Resort’s Central Bakery shared everything that went into this creepy-crawly (and enormous) gingerbread 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’ worth of work
Did we mention the whole thing moves?
Watch the gingerbread house in action below:
The gingerbread house will be on display at the Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland until January 2018, so you have plenty of time to plan a trip to see this masterpiece.