The tradition of baking and decorating gingerbread houses is well known all over the world. Traditionally, it is adorned with royal icing and sweets.

I went one step further and I made a huge, colorful house. All elements of the house are edible, made from cookies, frosting and a variety of sweets. The cottage has two floors, it’s lighted, fully equipped inside and placed among iced trees and the rest of the sweet yard.

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This is a finished gingerbread house

It has started with the design – in order to build the house I had to allocate 19 standard batches of spicy dough

Just baking the biscuits took more than 6 hours!

The interior of the cottage was very detailed – such as wall together with the fireplace, Christmas stockings waiting to be filled with gifts

In the kitchen you could see laid table, where miniature cookies and milk were waiting for Santa Claus!

On the ground floor there were Santa’s footprints. After treating himself with cookies, he went to leave a huuuge sack of presents under the Christmas tree

On the first floor you can see a child who doesn’t know yet that Santa’s just visited his house!

I even illuminated this house to make it more Christmassy!

Each property must have a fence – that’s made with savory sticks glued with icing imitating snow

Santa had parked his sleigh just in front of the house – reindeers are getting ready to visit a lot more of well-behaved children

The brick chimney and the biscuit roof covered with snow

Iced Christmas tree, savory stick’s fence and dragge’s terrace behind the house

Icy marshmallows window sills and shutters

Doors adorned with small Christmas wreath

Brick façade made entirely of icing

Very soft, marshmallow footpath leading to the house and chocolate fence

The whole house weighed more than 20 kilograms, the base was almost one square meter size

The overall picture of the house – it required a lot of work, but it was worth it!