By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) — Unbelievable gingerbread house replicas of the historic mansions of Fairmount Park will be on display at the Shops at Liberty Place between November 4th and 22nd.
It’s a mini-preview of the “Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours,” December 5th-15th, during which folks will be able to tour the actual mansions decorated for the holidays.
R2L is one of several restaurants creating gingerbread house replicas. Pastry chef Peter Scarola says he will be creating the Mt. Pleasant mansion in gingerbread.
“It takes a lot of time, a lot of patience, and a lot of royal icing,” Scarola (right) tells What’s Cooking.
And will his gingerbread model be architecturally accurate?
“It’s as close as it can be with gingerbread,” he says.
Hear the full “Fairmount Park Gingerbread Houses” interview (runs 7:12)…