Sometimes we need a little bit of magic in our lives, so this year we thought we’d create it out of gingerbread. Here are some of our favorite fairy tales and nursery rhymes: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoe, Humpty Dumpty, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel & Gretel, and Little Red Riding Hood.
As always, everything in the display (except for the lights) is completely edible. To answer some already frequent questions: Humpty Dumpty is made out of gingerbread, and Helper Elf painted his face by hand with food coloring. Hansel & Gretel’s stove is made out of yogurt covered raisins, Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother’s roof is made out of shredded wheat, and the rose bushes around Sleeping Beauty’s tower are made out of grape stems. We no longer keep exact records of the amount of raw materials we use each year, but there were about 60 cups of flour involved, more than 20 pounds of sugar, and somewhere around 7 dozen eggs (including the ones Kate broke).
We hope you enjoy The Woods, and thank you all for being such wonderful guests. Have a magical holiday season.
Kate Webber and the elves
Helper Elf: Nancy Webber
Special Teams Elf: Robin Gustafson
Savior Elf: Meredith Kelsey
Eldest Elf: Alice MacGregor
Acquisitions Elf: Steve Webber
4th Generation Elf: Lily Webber