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Kapalua Unveils Larger-Than-Life Gingerbread Pineapple House

December 20, 2016, 2:37 PM HST
* Updated December 23, 3:01 PM
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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and its award-winning pastry team led by Executive Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu unveiled a larger-than-life pineapple house made of 900 Gingerbread Bricks, 1,000 Eggs and 750 pounds of sugar.

The inspiration for the holiday creation was Kapalua’s unique history as a pineapple plantation as well as the pineapple’s symbolism of hospitality.

Carefully handcrafted over the last week, here’s how the Pineapple House breaks down by the numbers:

• 900 Gingerbread Bricks
• 1,000 Eggs
• 800 Smarties
• 600 Hard Candies
• 150 pounds of Granulated Sugar
• 200 pounds of Brown Sugar
• 80 grams of Copper Powder
• 600 pounds of Cake Flour
• 600 Gingerbread Roofing Tiles
• 350 pounds of Powdered Sugar
• 100 pounds of Butter
• 50 pounds of Snow Sugar
• 35 pounds of Molasses
• 20 pounds of Natural Food Coloring

From a large scale pineapple house to gingerbread surfboard and candy-colored sleigh, the aroma of gingerbread fills the entire lobby and creates a unique backdrop for family photos.

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Visitors and the local community alike are invited to visit The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and marvel at this delicious display, today through Jan. 1, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

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The sweet treats that helped create the display are available for purchase so that guests can take home a tangible piece of the edible masterpiece. Offerings range from house-made chocolate candy bark to large pineapple gingerbread decorated cookies.

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Executive Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu unveiled a larger-than-life pineapple house made of 900 Gingerbread Bricks, 1,000 Eggs and 750 pounds of sugar. PC: Riz-Carlton Kapalua

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Executive Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu unveiled a larger-than-life pineapple house made of 900 Gingerbread Bricks, 1,000 Eggs and 750 pounds of sugar. PC: Riz-Carlton Kapalua

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Executive Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu unveiled a larger-than-life pineapple house made of 900 Gingerbread Bricks, 1,000 Eggs and 750 pounds of sugar. PC: Riz-Carlton Kapalua

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Executive Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu unveiled a larger-than-life pineapple house made of 900 Gingerbread Bricks, 1,000 Eggs and 750 pounds of sugar. PC: Riz-Carlton Kapalua

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Executive Pastry Chef Yoshikazu Kizu unveiled a larger-than-life pineapple house made of 900 Gingerbread Bricks, 1,000 Eggs and 750 pounds of sugar. PC: Riz-Carlton Kapalua

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