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 »