Pediatric Patients, Chefs Collaborate on Gingerbread Houses at Holtz Children's Hospital

"I never tried making one of these before, and it’s really cool to try making one," Kaleb White said

By David Jeannot
|  Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012  |  Updated 11:29 PM EDT
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About 20 pediatric patients made gingerbread houses at Holtz Children's Hospital Tuesday, including 9-year-old Kaleb White. He and chefs Danny Malone and John Sexton of the Turnberry Isle Miami spoke about the project.

About 20 pediatric patients made gingerbread houses at Holtz Children's Hospital Tuesday, including 9-year-old Kaleb White. He and chefs Danny Malone and John Sexton of the Turnberry Isle Miami spoke about the project.

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Holtz Children's Hospital was full of colorful frosting and gummy bears Tuesday as about 20 pediatric patients made gingerbread houses.

"I never tried making one of these before, and it’s really cool to try making one,” 9-year-old Kaleb White said.

As part of the second annual gingerbread project, White got some help from an executive pastry chef from the Turnberry Isle Miami.

"He's diligent. He's making some icicles on the side now,” Danny Malone said of White’s work in progress. “He finished off the front, and he finished off half the roof there. He’s going to work on the other half afterwards.”

All of the houses are pretty sweet. Even sweeter, they will be unveiled for all to see at the Turnberry Isle next week.

"And we actually are going to auction them off and donate the proceeds back to Holtz Children’s Hospital," said John Sexton, an executive chef at the hotel.

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The young patients who participated are from Holtz’s outpatient oncology, hematology, dialysis and cardiology clinics, as well as the Jackson Pediatric Center.

"Really it’s about the kids having a great time here today. That's the biggest treat to me – to see them smiling and having fun,” Sexton said.

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