What you should know
- “The gingerbread houses and more: 10 imaginative residences that are similar to the Candy Confections Holiday Trail”
- $ 50 (You also get a coloring card with FORT: LA colored pencils)
- Friends of Residential Treasures: LA creates themed maps highlighting some of the most magnificent or outstanding structures in our city
Chances are as good as a chewy gum that you’ve seen one of those classic biscuit casas in the past few days, either in a shop window, at a friend’s house, or in your own fragrant, flour-covered kitchen.
You might even have visited The Science of Gingerbread exhibit at the Discovery Cube OC or Discovery Cube LA and seen a bevy of edible buildings made from sugar, spices, and a few other nice ingredients, including the all-important candy-sweet curlicues.
But there are more gingerbread-inspired sights in Southern California, and even if these wonders aren’t pieced together on a baking sheet and shoved into an oven, you can admire them from a sidewalk or street.
Because we’re talking about the gingerbread houses in our area, those quirky houses that look like they should be completely covered with candy canes and peppermint tassels.
But you’d need a truckload of candy to decorate these adorable accommodations, as several of LA’s gingerbread houses are two stories or more.
Friends of Residential Treasures: LA, a group dedicated to the glitzy and historic architecture of Southern California, created a cheery map celebrating a collection of homes designed to look like they should be greased from pedestal to top turret . in the frosting.
The Gingerbread Houses and More: 10 Imaginative Residences Resembling the Candy Confections Holiday Trail is $ 50, and your purchase will help FORT: LA continue to find and showcase the most notable buildings in our area.
Victorian is the main vibe of this cute style, which means that these gingerbread-like gemstones are generally more than 100 years old. The colorful Hale House in the Heritage Square Museum is a striking example, as is the Doctors House Museum in Glendale.
The trail is self-guided so you can walk at your own pace in your own vehicle.
Call this delightful December excursion a nice addition to all of the picture book house tours you’ve done in town (yes, picture book houses are something completely different, gingerbread houses, although the two imaginative shapes have a lot in common spiritually).
Whatever your architectural preference, you are in a city that has adopted a myriad of wonderfully quirky, slightly fancy styles, including one that looks like it could be eaten when sprinkled with some frosting and some artfully placed cinnamon trumps sweets.
Find out now about this special holiday trail and equip your car with real gingerbread treats to snack on in search of these ultra-cute dwellings.
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