From Fifth Avenue store windows to the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, New York City is famous for its holiday displays. This year, you can see all of NYC’s most iconic spots in one place — and in gingerbread. StreetEasy and Williams Sonoma teamed up with award-winning gingerbread architect (otherwise known as a “Gingerneer”) Beatriz Muller to create a 300-pound, 6-foot-tall Gingerbread City. Complete with scaled down gingerbread replicas of buildings like One World Trade, the Empire State Building, the Woolworth Building, and Time Warner Center, Gingerbread City also includes a moving underground subway, taxi cabs, sidewalk Christmas tree stands, and apartment buildings.
Gingerbread City took over two months to build, using an X-Acto knife, ruler, and Google Earth as a guide. Muller chose to work with real gingerbread (rather than construction gingerbread), gum paste, pastillage, and 60 pounds of royal icing. Gingerbread City will be on display at Williams Sonoma at The Shops at Columbus Circle through the month of December.
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