We love getting together with like minded brands to collaborate, but this week has had to be one of our very favourite bespoke projects! The fabulous shoe designer, Charlotte Olympia (famous for her gorgeous cat-face ballet pumps!) commissioned a LIFE SIZE and very edible gingerbread house to complete her showroom presentation for Paris Fashion Week.
The inspiration for this maginifcent project lies with her new collection, named ‘Once Upon a Time’. Charlotte drew upon the world of fairy tales in her design, and wanted to bring this vision to life in all its glory when presenting to the fashion world. Que a call from Charlotte’s fantastic creative agency, Fiona Leahy to our London bakery!
175 gingerbread bricks and 2 giant buckets of icing we’re made in the Biscuiteers bakery before being shipped off to Paris, along with one of our expert icers who hand-iced all the finishing details on site in Paris. We also baked and hand iced 300 Charlotte Olympia inspired jolly gingers which will be served to their guests through Paris Fashion Week.
Take a peek at the gingerbread house being built, transformed and in action!
The Biscuiteers team ice the hand cut gingerbread bricks onto the house structure
The front of the house being unwrapped after its journey to Paris!
The gorgeous detail was iced onto the house on site in Paris
The beautiful setting for the gingerbread house, being prepped for opening!
The finished house!
It’s whipped up a social media storm, with Vogue UK posting pictures of it and the fashion hero, Anna Dello Russo posting a picture of herself infront of it!