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This Gingerbread Manor Took More Than A Year To Build

Most people are happy if the gingerbread house they buy in a box from the grocery store doesn't collapse.

The Biscuiteers, a luxury cookie boutique and online store in the UK, were a little more ambitious this year, building a mini model of the historic Waddesdon Manor.

After more than 15 months of planning, this enormous cookie construction went on display inside the real manor last month.

This delicious diorama definitely isn't low-calorie. Building the model (which is completely edible) took more than 65 pounds of butter and sugar and over 470 pounds of icing!

In total, the Biscuiteers spent 500 hours baking and decorating the manor's walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture. Their hard work is obvious when you compare the model side by side with the real thing. Just look at how they recreated the house's dining room:

They've even made the flower arrangements and paintings!

Built by the Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, a famous British banker, art collector, and politician, Waddesdon is famous around the world for its beautiful architecture and decoration.

Today, this building is a museum, but you may also recognize it from films like The Queen or the James Bond film Never Say Never Again.

If you want to see Waddesdon's sugary recreation in person, it will be on display inside the real thing until next March.

If you want to take a bite out of that gorgeous model you're out of luck, but you could always try some of the other treats from the Biscuiteers' website.

Share this with someone who you think could top this gingerbread house!

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