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10-foot high edible Christmas tree featuring 5,000 gingerbread cookies and other delicious treats await guests at the five-star Corinthia Hotel London

November 30, 2013 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Corinthia Hotel London last week took delivery of an acrylic structure for a 10-foot-high and six-foot-wide edible Christmas tree. An army of 12 pastry chefs are baking and assembling 5,000 gingerbread cookies for what will surely be an enticing and tasty main attraction for Corinthia Hotel’s guests this festive holiday season.
20131125-2254_mHead pastry chef Kimberly Lin-McCartney said, “It took some team ingenuity to get the structure into the hotel as many of the doors and entrances are narrower than the tree. This tree’s a giant – it’s taking over our entire kitchen.”

Ingredients needed include over 150 pounds of flour, 40 pounds of sugar, and 6 pounds of cinnamon. In addition 180 egg yolks, 5 liters of milk, plus various measures of baking powder, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom.

“We are spicing the biscuits really heavily to make the whole lobby smell deliciously Christmassy,” says Chef Kimberly.

The tree will be decorated with handmade baubles and edible holly leaves sprinkled in shimmer powder.

Guests of the Corinthia Hotel London will be able to enjoy “tasting” the special Christmas tree from November 29, the day after Thanksgiving. The tree is part of the hotel’s Christmas lobby treats for guests, which will also include complimentary mini mince pies and mulled wine alongside chestnuts roasted in the hotel’s Courtyard. The chestnuts have been foraged by our Executive Chef Garry Hollihead from the Petworth Estate in West Sussex.

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