Fairmount Park homes recreated as gingerbread models
November 13, 2012By Kimberly Paynter for NewsWorks
The Fairmount Park Conservancy unveiled its second-annual Holiday Gingerbread House Display at the Rotunda in the Shops at Liberty Plaza Tuesday morning. The 10 sweet structures are modeled after historic Fairmount Park buildings and were created by chefs at popular restaurants and catering companies from around the city.
The ribbon on the exhibit was cut by Fairmount Park Conservancy Executive Director Kathy Ott Lovell.
Peter Scarola of Center City's R2L Restaurant revealed that his company's confection, a gingerbread replica of the Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse made by Michelle Lee, contains 15 pounds of icing. Pastry chef James Rodenbaugh of Brûlée Catering received compliments on his model of the Please Touch Museum from employees who happened by to check out the exhibit.
The display is a preview for Houses of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours, which take place from Dec. 1 through Dec. 9, and features five of the park's houses decorated festively for the holidays.