ICE pastry chefs in front of rice krispies buddy the elf

ICE Chefs Construct the Big Apple’s Biggest Rice Krispies Treat

A 10-Foot Elf Named Buddy

It’s official: "ELF the Musical" is returning to the Theater at Madison Square Garden. What better way to commemorate this huge announcement than a huge Elf-themed confection?

ICE’s expert pastry chefs joined forces and spent over 500 hours crafting a 10-foot-tall replica of Buddy the Elf, made of delicious Rice Krispies Treats®. The colossal confection was unveiled on Wednesday, October 25 at the Garden, and the result was outstanding — fitting for a larger-than-life, sweet treat-loving elf like Buddy.

Like the musical’s principal character, Buddy, who embarks on a heroic journey in search of his family, ICE pastry chefs Elisa Strauss and Penny Stankiewicz set out on their own courageous quest to construct NYC’s largest Rice Krispies Treats® sculpture.

It took several weeks, 70 pounds of chocolate, 50 pounds of fondant, 15 pounds of edible glitter and 300 pounds of Rice Krispies Treats®, and with the help of nine ICE pastry and cake decorating students, the chefs pulled it off.

"ELF the Musical" and ICE jointly donated the sweet sculpture to the NYC Department of Homeless Services, a partner of the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit charity that works with the Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks, Inc. to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles.

"ELF" will run for a limited engagement from December 13-29, 2017 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Tickets are on sale now! Learn more about ICE’s career programs.

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