Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao Unveils Largest Gingerbread House in City

Gingerbread House from Brobdingnag
2014-12-23 10:06 3782

SHANGHAI, Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to the Christmas season, the world falls in love with the sweet flavour of gingerbread, and for Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao that means transforming its lobby into a magical wonderland featuring the largest Gingerbread House in the city and a magnificent tree with all the trimmings.

Gingerbread House in Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao
Gingerbread House in Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao

Walking into the hotel, you cannot miss the tasty-looking edfifice, with delicate exterior decoration flanked by adorable  elks and quaint models of British soldiers to draw you into the fairy tale.

Step up to the Gingerbread House and you will feel like you'vre stepped into the mythical Brobdingnag in Gulliver's Travels! Smell the fragrant gingerbread and be tempted by the, eatable walls and windows, complemented by festive decorations and vintage furnishings in the amazing fantasyland. Inside, you can find the traditional wish list of Christmas goodies like Fromage blanc cream strawberry log cake, cinnamon tea cream, Lebkuchen and, of course, gingerbread cookies.

The Gingerbread House measures 8 metres in length, 4.5m in breadth and 2.6m in height. It is made of more than 1,300 Gingersnaps which weigh 600g each. Such a stunning design and construction is the masterwork of the Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao's multi-award-winning Pastry Chef Caro Chen and six team members who took 72 hours to create the house.

Since 2009, Chef Cheng has represented China at a number of international competitions, taking the Silver Medal for Live Pastry at the Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 09, and the Gold Medal at the Shanghai International Cuisine Competition under the category of Buffet Exhibition. The same year he organised a team to participate in the 11th International Culinary Arts Competition and won the Gold Medal for Buffet Chocolate Competition, as well as the Individual Bronze Medal. Representing China at the 2010 Third Pastry Asian Cup held in Singapore, he won the Best Chocolate Cake and Group Third Prize, going on to take 11th place in the 2011 Pastry World Cup held in Lyon, France.

Chef Cheng has again been chosen to represent China and the Hilton at the 2012 Asian Pastry Cup, having taken the Gold Medal for Best Plate Dessert as well as Best Chocolate Showpiece at the pre-selection competition.

About Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao

Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao offers spacious and comfortable guestrooms starting from a generous 46m² - the largest in the area. Guests can indulge in unrivalled pampering at our iconic Spa, or revel in the flavours and ambiance of our world-class restaurants and bar. For special functions, the grand ballroom accommodates more than 1,000 guests, and is the largest in Puxi. Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao is conveniently located at the heart of the new Hongqiao business development district, just 15 minutes from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. Discover a great new way to experience Hilton in Shanghai.

About Hilton Worldwide

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Serena Shen
Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao
+ 86 (21) 6171 0000 ext 6105

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