The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to unveil two gingerbread villages at Four Winds New Buffalo and Four Winds South Bend. In total more than 2,000 pounds of ingredients were split between the displays including 1,200 pounds of gingerbread, 400 pounds of sugar, 300 pounds of royal icing, and 50 pounds of chocolate. Both gingerbread villages also feature an assortment of candies including 15 pounds of peppermint, 15 pounds of Danish butter cookies, 10 pounds of sixlets, eight pounds of jelly bellies, three pounds of candy corn, and 250 candy canes.
Commenting on the construction of the gingerbread villages, Craig Lewkowitz, Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage for Four Winds Casinos said, “The construction of the displays was inspired by traditional Bavarian Villages and prepared through the collaborative efforts of our Culinary and Facilities Departments. Planning for the displays started in June and we began the production of the gingerbread in mid-September, building the houses slowly when time permitted. We really hope our guests enjoy the villages and appreciate the hard work that went into creating these festive holiday displays.”