See Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery Made of Gingerbread

(Image credit: Oliver Bernardino)

This isn’t your traditional gingerbread house. Instead, it’s an homage (and an elaborate job application) to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery in Napa Valley.

One enterprising baker spent 70 hours constructing the incredibly realistic replica of Bouchon.

Baker Oliver Bernardino created the famous bakery from photos he had take on a previous visit and from a careful study of the bakery’s cookbook. He created it as part of the Gingerbread Lane exhibit currently on display in Vancouver.

No word on whether or not Thomas Keller has seen the masterpiece. But either way, it’s for a good cause — the exhibit is benefitting the Make-a-Wish Foundation.