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The Salt Lake Tabernacle in Gingerbread

Posted by Gregory and Elizabeth Marsh on

The world-famous Salt Lake Tabernacle is the home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.  It is renowned for its excellent acoustics, and boasts an 11,000-pipe organ.

It now also comes in gingerbread.


This 25"x16" replica stands 9 inches tall at the top of the roof.  Inside, it showcases the Choir, Orchestra, and pipe organ.  The entire structure, made of gingerbread, icing, and candy, is 100% edible, excluding only the aluminum foil ground on which it stands.  

The three-week construction process is condensed into this 1-minute video:

(Music for the video courtesy of The Willey Family Strings)

Here are a few details that you may enjoy:

Somebody has to make those massive pipes sing.  Here he is, playing a 5-manual console made entirely of icing:

No orchestra is complete without a conductor, and no conductor is complete without a baton.  The violinsviolas, and cellos even have sheet music to play from.

What's a concert without an audience?  Careful on the ice.

Aerials of the audience are easier with a removable roof.

And, finally, historically correct lattice-trusses in the roof, a boom camera for television, and a very happy audience.

Thank you for visiting our store!  A slightly late Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all!

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