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The Broadmoor’s Annual Gingerbread Display is One Sweet Ride

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Dec 8, 2022

© The Broadmoor


Wondering what 54,000-plus calories worth of gingerbread looks like? Colorado Springs, Colorado’s, The Broadmoor can show you with its annual gingerbread display, now parked at the resort’s main building mezzanine. Get your holiday engines into drive, as this year, the display isn’t your traditional gingerbread house or building — it’s a vintage car made of gingerbread and chocolate.


Inspiration for this year’s design came from The Broadmoor’s founder Spencer Penrose and his 1937 Flathead V-8 Cadillac Touring Car, first purchased to be part of the hotel’s fleet of limousines to transport Broadmoor guests to and from the hotel and sightseeing excursions. The car will stay parked at the resort through New Year’s Day. To check out more of the resort’s historic collection and vintage vehicles, visit Penrose Heritage Museum. Julie Penrose’s 1928 custom Cadillac limousine is on display there.

gingerbread display

© The Broadmoor


Today, Cadillac remains the official fleet of The Broadmoor and a Ride and Drive experience is available for overnight guests and members.


This year’s gingerbread creation includes:


  • 958 pounds of powdered sugar
  • 475 pounds of flour
  • 1,801 eggs
  • 19 pounds of spices
  • 200 pounds of granulated sugar
  • 128 pounds of molasses
  • 6 pounds of salt
  • 164 pounds of dark chocolate
  • 89 pounds of butter
  • 3 pounds of baking soda
  • 10 pounds of heavy cream
  • 2 pounds of fresh yeast
  • 160 chocolate bars
  • 40 pounds of silver chocolate
  • 1 dark chocolate steering wheel
  • 6 sugar hubcaps
  • 10 pastry chefs
  • 2 carpenters
  • 308 estimated hours


After taking in the gingerbread display’s artistry, other holiday events and programming at the resort include gingerbread decorating classes for kids, holiday dining menus in all outlets, Wassail Tea service, culinary and beverage demonstrations, Breakfasts with Santa, the Classic Broadmoor Holiday Show and the resort’s 12 Days of Christmas. The last runs Dec. 21–Jan. 1.


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