Don’t Eat the Portico Just Yet: Fairmount Park Mansions as Gingerbread Houses

Mount Pleasant created by Chef Peter Scarola of R2L.

Mount Pleasant created by Chef Peter Scarola of R2L.

Our friends over at Foobooz went over to the Shops at Liberty Place to take a look at some delicious-looking edible real estate: 13 gingerbread houses, each one a replica of a Fairmount Park historic building. Local pastry chefs served as general contractors on the home-building project, which will be on display until November 22nd, at which point we plan to rush the place and eat at least one window.

Foobooz has plenty of beautiful photos of the finished products, but below, we have a few comparison shots of the real buildings next to their sugary imitations. To see six of the actual buildings in person, check out the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Holiday Tour (Dec. 5-15).

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