PARK CITY, UT (November 17, 2009)
— This year Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City’s AAA Five Diamond, Forbes
Five-Star property, is celebrating the holiday season with the creation
and display of a nine feet long, four feet wide and five feet tall
gingerbread Thomas the Train. The edible confection is the eighth such
masterpiece of executive pastry chef Raymond Lammers, who oversees the
design and construction of a different gingerbread structure for the
Lodge each year.
The gingerbread creation is slated for completion by early December and will be displayed in the Main Lodge.
over 250 pounds of gingerbread and 80 pounds of icing, Thomas will have
operating wheels and eyes and colored icing to match the original
colors of Thomas the Train. Chef Lammers, a Dutch native, used 150
hours to build the sugary delight.
commented, “Each year I try to create a more intricate gingerbread
house and this year was no exception. It is a fun tradition for the
guests to see year after year, and the culinary team really enjoys the
challenge. ” In 2005, Lammers recreated the McPolin Barn, a Park City landmark.