gingerbread village melbourne

The delightful Gingerbread Village by EPICURE returns to the Melbourne Town Hall from Monday 1 December to Wednesday 24 December with its display of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks – all made out of gingerbread and fondant icing.

gingerbread village melbourne

We were invited to a sneak peak of the Gingerbread Village and Lady AB was beside herself when she saw and smelled the freshly baked gingerbread. She was NOT going to be satisfied until she got to eat some so luckily there was gingerbread available for purchase at the display.

gingerbread village melbourne

With a huge biscuit in hand we inspected the detailed and intricate work of EPICURE’s Executive Pastry Chef Deniz Karaca and his team. Apparently the village has taken four chefs working full time for three months to bring the vision into fruition.

gingerbread village melbourne
Recognisable Melbourne locations include the Arts Centre Melbourne….

gingerbread village melbourne

gingerbread village melbourne

….Melbourne Cricket Ground complete with 2014 premiership finalists and fast food vans outside…

gingerbread village melbourne

gingerbread village melbourne

gingerbread village melbourne

…Melbourne Zoo with a water feature surrounded by hippos, search buy crocodiles and walruses.

gingerbread village melbourne
It’s the details that are really astounding – the tiny ice creams and cakes, the expressions of the people and delicately piped icing.

gingerbread village melbourne

gingerbread village melbourne

My favourite scene was Luna Park and the famous rickety roller-coaster complete with excited figures throwing their arms up in the air. How cute!

gingerbread village melbourne

Every year the pastry chefs sneak a little detail just for the adults and this time it’s behind the looong queue for the ladies’ toilets at Flemington (a new location for the village this year). Can you spot it?

gingerbread village melbourne

gingerbread village melbourne

Entry to the Gingerbread Village by EPICURE is by a gold coin donation to Make-A-Wish® Australia. Enjoy it while it lasts and support a good cause too.

gingerbread village melbourne

Gingerbread Village by EPICURE, Melbourne Town Hall, corner Little Collins & Swanston Streets (entry Swanston St), Melbourne

Monday December 1 to Friday December 12: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday December 13 to Wednesday December 24: 10:00am to 8:30pm

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