Gingerbread Village at St Collins Lane

“Hello there. Life can be tough, but so are you.” – Happy Pills #28

These are welcoming doors to a Christmas display of the Gingerbread Village by Deniz Karaka, the executive pastry chef at Epicure Catering. Karaca and his team of 12 chefs spent more than 2,000 hours making an elaborate construction of famous Melbourne landmarks.

This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge- Gingerbread Village at St Collins St

Look at these iconic Melbourne landmarks built out of gingerbread, marzipan and icing sugar for this magical event.

The iconic and most photographed Brighton Bathing Houses is a group of 82 brightly coloured wooden beach huts from the early 1900s.

Luna Park Melbourne is a historic amusement park located on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria

The rides in Luna Park

The Flinders Street Station is an iconic railway station which was the first railway station built in any Australian city.

Federation Square is a venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the Melbourne central business district.

Some buildings in Melbourne like churches, state halls and hospitals.

Some events in Melbourne, the Australian Grand Prix held in the early months of the year, and the Melbourne Cup, which is Australia’s most famous thoroughbred horse race held every November.


Where:
   St Collins Lane, 260 Collins Street, Melbourne 
When:    9am – 8.15pm November 30 until Christmas Eve
Cost:      Free

41 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, an incredible feat. The Melbourne landmarks in gingerbread are amazing. I’m so glad you found and enjoyed this for the holiday!

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    1. TCast says:

      Good you liked it too Brenda. I was like a kid enjoying it 😂

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  2. Oh my, these are spectacular! I wonder how good their overnight security is. 😀

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    1. TCast says:

      Haha i guess it’s good, as I haven’t seen anything in the news recently. 😉🙄

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      1. I’d take only one little peasant that nobody would miss. 😀

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  3. slfinnell says:

    Lots of talent there! We used to have horse races here at our fairgrounds but it eventually just faded away. Most likely due to mismanagement. They supposedly wanted car races instead but even that is only held once or twice a year now. I could go on and on. lol

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    1. TCast says:

      That Melbourne cup day race is very popular. People really dress up for it, ladies with their lovely fascinators and all.

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      1. slfinnell says:

        Would love to see that 😊

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        1. TCast says:

          Where are you from?

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  4. Shelley says:

    WOW – those are amazing! The details are fascinating to me. I can’t imagine how much time that took to create!

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks for the comment Shelley.

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      1. Shelley says:

        You’re welcome!!

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  5. Anne Fraser @theplatinumline.blog says:

    It looks incredible so much work. Do they eat the gingerbread at the end?

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    1. TCast says:

      That is what I don’t know. Good that you liked it, Anne.
      Regards, Teresa

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  6. Wow, that is impressive. (And looks delicious 🤤) Great pics.

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks Susan, how I wish I could taste it.

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  7. Prior... says:

    what talent – and what a true artist that chef and team are.
    happy holidays

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    1. TCast says:

      Have a great holiday.

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  8. lolaWi says:

    cute little doors! fun post, Techie! thank you! 🙂

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    1. TCast says:

      Had fun taking photos. Good you liked it, Wi.

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  9. These are simply wonderful! Thanks for sharing them. 🙂

    janet

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    1. TCast says:

      My pleasure, Janet.

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  10. Those are amazing! The details are wonderful. It sure looks like they spent thousands of hours making and decorating these. What a treat to see!

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    1. TCast says:

      Good you liked it.

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  11. How lovely! Did it smell nice too? I’d love to see this. Do they make new ones every year or is it a one time thing? I totally love it!

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    1. TCast says:

      It is an annual event, Angela, and it smelled nice but the smell wasn’t as strong as I thought.
      Teresa

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  12. Norm 2.0 says:

    These are absolutely wonderful. So much attention to detail. The fun playful side of artistry. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays 🙂

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    1. TCast says:

      Happy Holidays too, Norm. Love how the posts are slowly becoming very festive.

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  13. What a treat, edible Thursday Doors. Lovely and colourful.

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks Jean. How I wish I can have a taste.

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  14. Dan Antion says:

    These are so wonderful. I can’t imagine the planning and effort involved. They are all great, but I’m partial to the railway station.

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks Dan and the entry is even free. 👏👏👏

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      1. Dan Antion says:

        That’s remarkable.

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  15. Absolutely amazing.. who is going to eat it all.. 😉

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  16. Sue says:

    Well, that looks like a lot of work!

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    1. TCast says:

      Sure is. Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. XingfuMama says:

    Really fun. I like how they focused on the city landmarks.

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    1. TCast says:

      That’s true. Thanks for the comment. 💚

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