22 September, 2020, 10:55

Life-Size Gingerbread Jeep rolls into the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

New display is bedazzled with gingerbread, sweets & holiday treats

A group of pastry chefs in Marana have really outdone themselves this holiday season.

From now until Monday, December 30, the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will have a life-size gingerbread Jeep on display in their lobby.

It’s all part of the “Off-Roading in the Enchanted Sonoran Desert” setup that’s taken over the section of the resort.

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The crew rolled in an actual Jeep and then covered it in more than 500 pounds of candy and 1,000 gingerbread tiles — a total of 250 hours to complete it, too. The wheels are covered in fondant, the exterior of the Jeep has been enhanced by hundreds of vibrantly colored candy, and there’s plenty of other sweets added to the mix as well.

Take a glimpse of the epic ride.

Ranger Ainsley, the yellow lab/the official lobby greeter for The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has also been presented with his very own gingerbread doghouse.

There’s a lot to check out, so stop on by the resort before the season’s end.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is located at 15000 N. Secret Springs Dr., Marana, AZ 85658. For more information, visit the ritzcarlton.com

At a very young age, Matt was gifted with the artistic ability to masterfully roll a burrito to the highest of standards.