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Tag: JDRF gingerbread house

Dec.
7th

Bob’s Java Jive collapses! (the gingerbread version, that is)

Bob's Java Jive gingerbread house was created by Rachael Roberts of Jonz Catering.
Bob's Java Jive gingerbread house was created by Rachael Roberts of Jonz Catering.

Don’t panic. The actual Bob’s Java Jive is just fine.
But the gingerbread house replica of the Tacoma icon – not so much. It was like a “worst moments from Food Network” scenario say those who witnessed the late-night collapse of the house that was intended for display with six others at the Tacoma Art Museum through Dec. 13.
Don’t worry, this story has a happy ending. The house is on display, as intended, but it took an all-night pastry rally to get it there.
Last Monday night, Pastry Chef Rachael Roberts, of Jonz Catering, was just about to secure the last ornaments of the house – mini fondant replicas of the monkeys Java and Jive – when Bob’s Java Jive completely imploded.
“It was like a slow quiet implosion, it imploded on itself,” said Roberts, who is quite good humored about her pastry collapse. “We were running around. It’s 11 p.m. the night before it’s due. I was trying to find Styrofoam and putting sticks on it, but there was no saving it at all.” Read more »