This Impressive Gingerbread House Took 500 Hours to Build

This Impressive Gingerbread House Took 500 Hours to Build

Tara Bellucci
Nov 24, 2016

One UK company has taken holiday baking to the next level. London-based cookie company Biscuiteers constructed a six-foot long replica of an English manor house; and while its size is impressive, the details are breathtaking.

The intricate replica is of Waddesdon Manor, a French chateau-style country estate that was built in the 1870s for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. The Baron kept his extensive art collection and entertained important guests there, and it's since been used as a set in period pieces like Downton Abbey and The Queen.

The gingerbread version was commissioned by the UK National Trust and contains 66 pounds of butter and sugar, 240 eggs, and 480 pounds of icing and took 500 hours to complete. See how they did it below:

The gingerbread manor is on display through the holidays until January 2.

h/t Curbed

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