The PMSS gingerbread baking team (from left to right): Olivia Steed, Abby Menge, Claudia Snider, Jennifer Galvin (teacher-sponsor), Danika Foster and Kyla Malone.
If you’re a fan of the popular teen drama Riverdale, you will instantly recognize Pitt Meadows Secondary’s entry for the Hyatt Regency’s Gingerbread Lane display and contest.
Students at the school paid homage to the popular locally filmed series by creating Pop’s Diner from gingerbread and frosting.
“The series Riverdale is popular with students and filmed locally (Rocco’s Diner in Mission and the set of Pop’s Diner in Langley). The group felt it was important to represent something that is familiar to their demographic and a locally recognizable landmark,” explained teacher-sponsor Jennifer Galvin.
Along with Galvin, the student baking team included Danika Foster, Abby Menge, Olivia Steed, Kyla Malone and Claudia Snider.
The students worked entirely on their own time during FLEX block and after school to design and build the gingerbread entry.
“No one in the group had any experience making a project of this size and there was lots of learning along the way!” said Galvin, who noted that with the exception of the wooden platform on which it sits, everything is edible.
“The fondant siding is made from scratch and the windows and paints are all edible. Even the hidden support structure is made of gingerbread.”
Galvin said the students spent over 80 hours working on the project.
“They are very proud of their accomplishment,” she said.
More than 30 gingerbread creations designed by secondary schools, professionals and amateur culinary artists will be on display at the Hyatt Regency (655 Burrard Street, Vancouver) until December 28. The PMSS entry is #32. Vote for your favourite display at http://hyatt.tomharris.com
Gingerbread Lane raises funds for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon.