Walkin’ in a ginger wonderland

What do you get when you give 600kg of gingerbread, 460kg of royal icing, 200kg of marzipan and 990 mini Christmas trees to some of Australia’s most talented pastry chefs? The sweetest place to be in Melbourne this Christmas, that’s what!


Spotless’ EPICURE team have brought back their popular Gingerbread Village for its fourth year – and this year will be the largest yet.

EPICURE’s award-winning Executive Pastry Chef, Deniz Karaca, along with Nathalie Bamforth and our talented pastry team spent countless hours perfecting the Christmas wonderland, which is at a new location in St Collins Lane this year.

Over 54,000 people visited the village during the festive season in 2018, raising more than $30,000 in gold-coin donations to help sick children at the Royal Children’s Hospital. In total, the Gingerbread Village has raised more than $195,000 and delighted almost 400,000 visitors since opening four years ago.

Famous Melbourne landmarks have returned this year, including St Kilda beach, Luna Park, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Flemington racecourse, Federation Square, Flinders Street station, Young & Jackson Hotel and St Paul’s Cathedral.

The team has also added a few new Melbourne favourites this year, including the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance.