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Holiday Eye Candy: The Sixth Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza Wafts Into Le Parker Meridien

Add edible art to the list of New York City products that won’t be outsourced this holiday season.

For the sixth year in a row, The Gingerbread Extravaganza outfits the atrium at Le Parker Meridien with a fleet of fragrant art-meets-cookie-dough sculptures encased in Plexiglas.

This year’s theme, Made in New York, is a reminder of how inimitable the city’s sights are, from King Kong and the Great White Way to Holly Golightly breakfasting at Tiffany’s, especially when rendered in gingerbread. Read more

And They Smell Great, Too – Le Parker Meridien’s Ultimate Gingerbread Houses

"NYC Street Scene: the Holiday Bustle" by Butterfly Bakery.

“NYC Street Scene: the Holiday Bustle” by Butterfly Bakery.

The Gingerbread Extravaganza – the annual line-up of holiday sweet shacks at Le Parker Meridien – is among my favorite New York hotel traditions.

For the last five years, the hotel has invited local bakeries, restaurants and caterers to cook up the ultimate gingerbread creation built around a theme for display in the hotel’s mirror-lined 56th Street atrium. You can’t touch (or nibble) – the edible masterpieces are encased in Plexiglas boxes – but you can look at a line-up of clever constructions worthy of a nod from Cake Boss – or Gretel. Read more

Holiday Gingerbread Creations at Le Parker Meridien That Look Too Good To Eat

Honest Abe, the gingerbread version.

Who needs bricks and mortar – or limestone and chisels – when you’ve got gingerbread? Or to rephrase, ever wondered what the Lincoln Memorial, Kyoto’s Toji Tower or the Sphinx might look like as edible holiday sculptures? Read more

King Kong Meets Hansel & Gretel: Gingerbread Houses Inspired by Movies at Le Parker Meridien

King Kong made from Gingerbread.

King Kong made from Gingerbread.

Ever wondered how King Kong perched on top of the Empire State Building might look rendered in gingerbread?

Me, neither. But King Kong is just one of seven movies interpreted in grand-scale gingerbread in the second annual holiday gingerbread exhibition at Le Parker Meridien hotel.  And the result – an Art Deco gingerbread skyscraper with a frosted ape balanced atop a fondant finial – is scrumptious. Read more