SINGER ISLAND, Fla. — A life-sized gingerbread house now adorns the lobby of the Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa.
The house is six feet wide by seven feet tall and is built with 1500 pieces of gingerbread, held together by royal icing and decorated with gumdrops, peppermints, and gumballs.
It took over a 1,000 man hours and planning started in June.
"The public is welcome to come in and see this beautiful piece of art that Kursten has built and constructed," says Roger Amidon, General Manager.
"It couldn't even fit through the doors, the doors had to be taken apart, in order to roll it into the lobby, says Kursten Restivo, the Culinary Chef who led the team building the house.
Patty Evens, who is a guest at the resort is visiting from Ohio, "And this is just beautiful and it just reminds me how much I love the holidays."
Kids and adults can guess how much candy is on the house and win prizes.