This “Home Alone” Gingerbread House Took 300 Hours to Make

updated Dec 9, 2020
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To mark the 30th anniversary of the holiday classic (feel old yet?), Disney has commissioned a gingerbread replica of Kevin McCallister’s house from “Home Alone”—sans the booby traps.

The 4×5-foot gingerbread house was made by cake designer Michelle Wibowo, who spent over 300 hours replicating the iconic Christmas-themed Chicago residence. It features 63 trees, 33 windows, six lampposts, and piles and piles of snow made from icing. If you look closely, you’ll also see thoughtful details such as the Wet Bandits’ plumbing van, a Little Nero’s pizza delivery car, and even the M-stamped door which Kevin had used to brand Harry.

The characters themselves also make an appearance. There’s Old Man Marley with his signature shovel, Harry and Marv already wincing in pain, and of course, Kevin whose legs are sticking out from underneath the snow.

According to Wibowo, she knew the gingerbread house would take a lot of work, but she immediately said yes to Disney, since the film has always been a big part of her holidays. “I jumped at the chance because it is one of my favorite Christmas movies—it doesn’t really feel like Christmas in our house until we have seen it at least twice.”

The replica will be on display at the Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden in Surrey, England, for pediatric patients and their families to see over the holidays.

“Home Alone” is now streaming on Disney+, ya filthy animals.