The holidays are about coming together and creating new memories with friends, family and your community. The life-sized gingerbread house at Hotel RL Spokane at the Park was created with that in mind, but adds the sweet scent of cinnamon and nutmeg.
“I loved making gingerbread houses with my mom and grandmas,” said Chef Ricky Webster, who has been working since early summer to bring his gingerbread vision to life.
Pulling inspiration from his childhood memories, Webster and his team have been baking gingerbread bricks made with real butter, sugar and molasses since September. 600 pounds of gingerbread, 200 pounds of butter and a few hundred pounds of powdered sugar have gone into the 150-square foot holiday house.
Throughout December, visitors can explore the confectionery creation while enjoying hot cocoa and baked goods. There will also be special gingerbread decorating stations on select dates. All the proceeds will benefit Spokane charity Blessings Under the Bridge.
While the baking stats are impressive, for the team at Hotel RL it’s about more than creating a holiday event.
“The holidays are about community, they’re about family, it’s about coming together,” said Webster. “That’s all I want, I want to bring people together.”
Webster hopes that this new holiday event becomes a Spokane tradition filled with joy and love for years to come.
Hotel RL Spokane at the Park
November 24-January 1