A (Belated) Merry Christmas to y’all! I hope everyone had a great Christmas celebration!
The hubby and I spent Christmas Day at Hyatt City of Dreams, reliving our spectacular Christmas Eve stay there last year. A lot of restaurants have opened since our last stay there (during my birthday early this year); giving us more food choices to explore and discover.
As I am still on Christmas high, allow me to share with you the gingerbread houses proudly on display (and for sale) at Hyatt’s The Café – where we had our brunch earlier.
I love, love looking at ’em gingerbread houses! But at the same time, I hate it when I see ants already crawling on any of its four walls. (Thankfully the gingerbread houses on at Hyatt City of Dreams are all ants-free!)
The roof was made out of round-shaped gingerbread cookies with lots and lots of sugar frosting and sugar powder. So neat and pretty.
Unfortunately, making gingerbread houses never found its way into Philippine Christmas traditions. For one, not everyone I know likes gingerbread cookies (kids prefer butter cookies and chocolate chips cookies) and secondly, in a tropical country like ours these sugary structures will be magnets to ants so they have to be kept in an air-conditioned and ants-free room.
So there, I think we’re better off just buying ready-made ones for immediate consumption, or just look at them from hotel window displays and be amazed at all the creativity that went into creating these gingerbread houses.
In the kitchen, a heavenly treat,
Baking gingerbread, smells so sweet,
The aroma surrounds you like a sugary hug,
Plates at the ready, tea in the mug!
Hurry up oven, Christmas is here,
And my family are waiting with festive cheer,
The gingerbread’s ready and now on a plate,
Ready for eating, we don’t have to wait!
Merry Christmas! (source)