Dallas Pastry Arts Students Create Gingerbread House to Benefit Children’s Medical Center

Dallas Pastry Arts Students Gingerbread House Front

Front of our Dallas Pastry Arts Students' Gingerbread House

Our Dallas Pastry Arts diploma students were once again able to put their skills with delicious treats and confectionaries to work. This time, their pastry training will benefit the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Remington College’s Pastry Arts Department Chair Kate Schroeder was contacted by Highland Park Village to submit an entry to “The Gingerbread Stroll and Silent Auction,” which will take place from November 15 to 30.

The catch? After class schedules, a Friday off, and the regularly scheduled weekend, Chef Kate’s group had just four days to create the Gingerbread House from scratch!

Despite the team’s short notice to submit an entry, Chef Kate and Chef Instructor Todd Pagan assisted three students from the morning Confectionary Showpiece class in the creation of this stunning Gingerbread House.

The house is about 3 feet wide and 2 feet tall, and everything in and surrounding it is edible!

Here are the particulars:

  • The house was created out of gingerbread, poured sugar, and royal icing.
  • The teddy bear in the front of the house is chocolate, gum paste, and sprayed chocolate.
  • The doll on the inside is cotton candy and fondant icing.
  • The furniture inside is fondant, gingerbread, and gum paste.
  • The columns are pastiage.
  • The railings and roof tiles are gingerbread.
  • The rug is fondant.
Back and inside of our Dallas Pastry Arts Students' Gingerbread House

Back and inside of our Dallas Pastry Arts Students' Gingerbread House

In total, our Pastry Arts team spent four days working more than 10 hours a day to build the house, and the three dedicated students, Joy Iverson, Jennifer McCullough, and Kelly Pounders, stayed late every day.

Folks who take the Gingerbread Stroll can walk through Highland Park Village to vote and bid on the elaborate gingerbread houses.

If you are in the Highland Park area from November 15 to 30, please stop by Deno’s at Highland Park Village to see the submission from Remington College’s Pastry Arts program in person!

Filed in: Culinary Arts, Dallas, Pastry Arts Diploma, Recent News

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