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What's 14 feet tall and covered with 2,000 macaroons?

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  December 3, 2013 01:01 PM

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By Alexa Dibenedetto

A 14-foot Gingerbread Macaron Nutcracker will soon welcome guests to the lobby of the Ritz Carlton on Boston Common. The festive, giant holiday decoration is the creation of executive chef Andrew Yeo and his pastry team. It’s flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, ginger, clove and almond, and is covered in more than 2,000 macarons.

So what does it take to build a 14-foot edible decoration?

  • 20 pounds of almond flower
  • 100 pounds of powdered sugar
  • 20 pounds of granulated sugar
  • 5 pounds of water
  • 4,106 egg whites

Visit the Ritz-Carlton Boston Common at 10 Avery Street to pose for a picture with this the towering dessert and try your best not to take a bite.

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