We know, we are very much about smart, healthy, and green here at Sabine’s New House, and this mammoth of a gingerbread house is certainly not a healthy dessert for the holidays. But it’s so intricate in it’s design and so beautifully crafted that we had to share it with you.
The piece is part of the Christmas display at Waddesdon Manor in England this year. The replica gingerbread house of the manor was created by Biscuiteers, a hand-iced biscuit company. The six foot long model of Waddesdon Manor is made entirely of gingerbread and is on display in the Coach House gallery on the estate. Biscuiteers created detailed replicas of the manor’s famous rooms and include paintings, furniture, porcelain and even textiles.
The replica used more than 66 pounds of butter and sugar, 240 eggs and more than 400 pounds of icing. The team spent more than 500 hours making the masterpiece.
So if you are heading across the pond and happen to be in Buckinghamshire this holiday season, you may want to pop in to have a look.
Photos courtesy of WADDESDON MANOR