This year, as last, the first thing that hits you when you walk into the lobby is the overwhelming smell of the gingerbread. It's such a wonderful, holiday smell, and immediately transforms you from the hustle and bustle of the busy sidewalks to a calm and magical land.
This year had no shortage of talent, so much imagination, and the ability to execute those images in their heads to actual artist looking pieces of edible art. I took so many photos, and although I won't post each and everyone I took, I will share quite a few, as there were so many that deserve to be noticed and appreciated by all. The competition ranges from High School, Private Schools to professional Culinary Schools, and each category is awarded a winner. I think they are all deserving of placement, as the attention to detail, and the talent to execute it, even the smallest of detail, are quite amazing. Congrats to all the participants for their outstanding work.
|The beautiful window art that is on the outside of the Hyatt Regency Lobby.|
|The first of the display as you enter, you just slowly walk along and take in|
the smells, and the amazing attention to detail. Not too many people today
so easy to get close to see them close up and take pictures.
|The actual tornado of this display spun around like a real one would.|
|A good look at the display from the corner of the main area.|
|Imagine seeing this through a child's eye. It's candy land come to imaginary life.|
|My favorite of them all, as far as fun is concerned, and loved the|
ferris wheel and there are two parts to the roller coaster.
|This one was amazing, so many little details, hard to capture in a photo.|
The main tree stood about 2 1/2 feet high, and each loaf over bread
or cake in the bakery was so realistic it was sick talent.
|This was a wonderful Nativity display, so I took 3 photos to get each section.|
|Above and below photos are on either sides of the Nativity scene,|
love how everything is just basically white, representing snow.
|Up!!!!!! Love this one...and love the details on the characters.|
|Finding Nemo...another wonderfully done, fun display.|
|The steady hand required to decorate this display was amazing,|
the lining was so fine, like the fine stitching of lace.
|Santa's workshop, so much detail, amazing job. This is the|
front view of the display, which is wonderful, and so full
of bits and pieces, but the back of it was spectacular...
told such a great story of Santa and the Elves.
I hope you enjoyed walking through the gingerbread house display as I say it through my camera lens.
I just wish I had the ability to include the wonderful smell of gingerbread as well.