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Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Sugar Castle

The Sugar Castle, displayed in the historic Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco, took over 400 hours to create. Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francios Houdre was inspired by European architecture and used a variety of tools for this construction, including X-Acto knives, glue guns, and rulers. The piece features a motorized base which allows the castle to slowly rotate. A hole in the base accommodates wires for the lights in the pulled-sugar-paned windows.


Vintagesquirrel said...

This castle is amazing. The work that goes into such a project is astonishing. I have a post onmy blog where I have photos of another gingerbread castle. It is displayed at The Ritz Carlton in Boston. If you'd like to come on by, it's located at http://vintagesquirrel.blogspot.com/2008/12/gingerbread-castle.html

Storm said...

It is amazing. What patience to be able to do something as extraordinary as this.