Tuesday, 04 December 2012
After six weeks of preparations, the White House put up its yearly gingerbread house, made by Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses.
Weighing 300 pounds, the replica features a candy version of the First Lady's Kitchen Garden, a marzipan rendering of First Dog Bo, shadow box rooms filled with chocolate furniture, photos in the windows, working electric lights, Santa and reindeer on the roof, and tall Christmas-themed trees spun from colorful globes of blown sugar. The White House has a gray-white hue to it to commemorate the Virginia sandstone that was used to built the real White House; the White House was that color prior to being painted in 1798.
Silicon molds were used to create the architectural details and the walls were glued together with white chocolate. It has been revealed that 175 pounds of special gingerbread and 50 pounds of white chocolate were used to built this replica of architect James Hoban's real White House.
The house will be on display in the State Dining Room throughout the holiday season.
Do you like this year's gingerbread house?