Are you gingerbread-y for it?
Let’s face it, gingerbread houses are as much a part of Christmas as the tree or Love Actually. However, you’ve probably found that your plans for a Grand Designs-style gingerbread mansion remain a sad pipe dream. Well, no more. A delicious gingerbread city will open at Somerset House on December 7th, so it’s time to declare yourself the Mayor of Candytown. Yum.
Honestly, this is Pure Christmas Goals. The Gingerbread City is run by the Museum of Architecture, with over one hundred architects, engineers, and designers roped in for a spot of candy construction. Biscuits, cakes, icing, strawberry laces, and sweets will all be employed as building materials, and some sixty structures will rise to the candyflossed heavens.
It’s actually as function as it is delicious, for the tasty model actually doubles as a working blueprint for cities of the future, championing sustainability and innovation. Truly, a noble mission to bake the world a better place, one which has us wishing we were architects right now…
Hansel and Gretel would have a field day here! Plus, if inspiration strikes, they run house-building workshops on the weekends that’ll let you build your own candy wonderland. We’ll be along just as soon as we finish daydreaming about turning Secret London HQ into a giant gingerbread house…
The Gingerbread City is open from December 7th, and runs until January 5th, 2020. You can find it at Somerset House, WC2R 1LA – the nearest station is Temple. Entrance to the exhibit will set you back £9 – find out more and book tickets here.
Also published on Medium.