2017 Gingerbread Village
November 13 2017, 4:07 pm

What do you get when you combine 500 kg of gingerbread, 360 kg of royal icing, 150 kg of marzipan and approximately 800 miniature Christmas trees?
A gingerbread village of course!


Launching Friday 1 December at Melbourne Town Hall and running until Christmas Eve, the annual Gingerbread Village by EPICURE is a delicious confectionery triumph. Created by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Deniz Karaca and his team, the village will feature some of Melbourne's biggest landmarks, and all proceeds from donations will go towards supporting the RCH.

The RCH Foundation became the charity partner for the Gingerbread Village in 2016, which raised over $28,000 to help sick children at the hospital.


“The Gingerbread village was born from an idea to use our passion to create something special to delight people during the festive season. Since then more than 291,840 visitors have attended our magnificent creation at the Melbourne Town Hall. In 2016 we were exceptionally proud to choose the RCH Foundation as our charity partner and to celebrate we created a magnificent replica of the hospital in gingerbread. The delight shown by the children when they saw it for the first time was unforgettable. We look forward to further building on our relationship with the RCH Foundation over many years,” said David Mercer, Epicure’s State Manager for Victoria and New South Wales.

Learn more at epicure.com.au/about/gingerbread-village-by-epicure/

 

Volunteer at the Gingerbread Village

The RCH are looking for volunteers to help bring this year's Gingerbread Village to life. Tasks include welcoming visitors, answering questions about the RCH and thanking attendees for donating.

EPICURE’s award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Deniz Karaca and his talented team have spent months bringing the Gingerbread Village to life, which comprises 500 kg of gingerbread, 360 kg of royal icing, 150 kg of marzipan and approximately 800 miniature Christmas trees. They have also crafted a replica of the RCH to be displayed in the RCH Auxiliaries Shop window on Main Street.

Dates: 1-24 December

Shifts:

  • 9am–12.30pm
  • 12pm– 3.30pm
  • 3pm–6pm


If you're interested in volunteering, please register your interest. If you have any questions, please contact Jo McKeown via email or on 03 9345 7054.