Supporter spotlight: Epicure

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.

Held during the Christmas season at Melbourne Town Hall, the annual Gingerbread Village by EPICURE is a confectionary triumph created by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Deniz Karaca and his team. In gorgeous detail they recreate the city’s biggest landmarks like Luna Park, the MCG and 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.