This Is the Most Extravagant Gingerbread House You've Ever Seen

This Is the Most Extravagant Gingerbread House You've Ever Seen

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Ariel Knutson
Nov 23, 2016
(Image credit: Biscuitters )

For the past couple years, just in time for the holidays, media outlets will post what they think are the most inspiring or over-the-top gingerbread houses. Even Kitchn is guilty of this kind of thing. Therefore, you might think you've seen the most outrageous gingerbread house, but you'd actually be wrong.

A London-based cookie company, Biscuiteers, has created the most elaborate, extravagant gingerbread mansion that you'll probably ever see.

The work on this gingerbread house started 15 months ago when it was commissioned by United Kingdom's National Trust. The gingerbread house is inspired by the Waddesdon Manor, which was built in the late 1800s for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild's art collection. As you might imagine, the entire thing is filled with art and gorgeous furniture, and the gingerbread house shows these intricate details.

The whole gingerbread house took 500 hours to build. The six-foot-high building is composed of 66 pounds of butter and sugar, 240 eggs, and 480 pounds of icing. There are no fillers like cardboard or wire to keep the structure up; it's made completely of gingerbread and icing.

If the video above isn't enough for you, check out these gorgeous Instagram photos below.

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