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Kapalua Unveils Larger-Than-Life Gingerbread Pineapple House

December 20, 2016, 2:37 PM HST (Updated December 23, 2016, 3:01 PM) · 0 Comments
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and its award-winning pastry team led by Executive Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu unveiled a larger-than-life pineapple house made of 900 Gingerbread Bricks, 1,000 Eggs and 750 pounds of sugar.

    The inspiration for the holiday creation was Kapalua’s unique history as a pineapple plantation as well as the pineapple’s symbolism of hospitality.

    Carefully handcrafted over the last week, here’s how the Pineapple House breaks down by the numbers:

    • 900 Gingerbread Bricks
    • 1,000 Eggs
    • 800 Smarties
    • 600 Hard Candies
    • 150 pounds of Granulated Sugar
    • 200 pounds of Brown Sugar
    • 80 grams of Copper Powder
    • 600 pounds of Cake Flour
    • 600 Gingerbread Roofing Tiles
    • 350 pounds of Powdered Sugar
    • 100 pounds of Butter
    • 50 pounds of Snow Sugar
    • 35 pounds of Molasses
    • 20 pounds of Natural Food Coloring

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    From a large scale pineapple house to gingerbread surfboard and candy-colored sleigh, the aroma of gingerbread fills the entire lobby and creates a unique backdrop for family photos.

    Visitors and the local community alike are invited to visit The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and marvel at this delicious display, today through Jan. 1, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

    The sweet treats that helped create the display are available for purchase so that guests can take home a tangible piece of the edible masterpiece. Offerings range from house-made chocolate candy bark to large pineapple gingerbread decorated cookies.

    Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Executive Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu unveiled a larger-than-life pineapple house made of 900 Gingerbread Bricks, 1,000 Eggs and 750 pounds of sugar. PC: Riz-Carlton Kapalua

    Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Executive Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu unveiled a larger-than-life pineapple house made of 900 Gingerbread Bricks, 1,000 Eggs and 750 pounds of sugar. PC: Riz-Carlton Kapalua

    Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Executive Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu unveiled a larger-than-life pineapple house made of 900 Gingerbread Bricks, 1,000 Eggs and 750 pounds of sugar. PC: Riz-Carlton Kapalua

    Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Executive Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu unveiled a larger-than-life pineapple house made of 900 Gingerbread Bricks, 1,000 Eggs and 750 pounds of sugar. PC: Riz-Carlton Kapalua

    Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Executive Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu unveiled a larger-than-life pineapple house made of 900 Gingerbread Bricks, 1,000 Eggs and 750 pounds of sugar. PC: Riz-Carlton Kapalua

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