A 23-foot-long gingerbread replica of the Carnival Mardi
Gras, a new ship coming in August 2020, is on display at Lenox Square Mall in
Atlanta cake artist Karen Portaleo created the gingerbread
ship, which weighs 1,500 pounds and was made from 130 pounds of flour, 10
pounds of cinnamon, and 50 gallons of icing.
The structure is complete with a waterpark and working replica
of Bolt, the first roller coaster at sea.
The gingerbread cruise ship will be on display at the Lenox
Square Mall through Dec. 24.
Portaleo is known for her appearances on Food Network. She
has appeared on "Cake Challenge" four times, plus "Halloween Wars" and "Cake Wars."
She has also appeared on her own show, "Caketastrophe."
hundreds of cakes during my career, but a 1,500-pound gingerbread cruise ship
is certainly a first for me," said Portaleo.