NYC - Bronx - New York Botanical Garden: Gingerbread Adventures
Five of New York's most celebrated and imaginative bakers designed gingerbread houses for the Gingerbread Adventures exhibit in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, on display from November 23, 2007, to Jan 13, 2008.
Kate Sullivan of LovinSullivanCakes in Manhattan made a gingerbread rocket ship set in a winter wonderland on the moon. Sullivan, author of Kate's Cake Decorating, combines her love of designing and painting with an infatuation for chocolate. A former magazine photography director, Kate learned her baking and decorating skills from books and from trial and error.
The New York Botanical Garden, spanning some 250 acres of Bronx Park, was founded in 1891 on part of the grounds of the Belmont Estate, formerly owned by the tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard, after a fund-raising campaign led by Columbia University botanist Nathaniel Lord Britton, who was inspired to emulate the Royal Botanic Gardens in London. It contains 48 different gardens and plant collections.