Gingerbread replica of historic English estate dazzles visitors

The Waddesdon Manor country house celebrated its 2016-2017 winter and Christmas festivities with a unique gingerbread replica of the estate's remarkable architecture and interiors.

Created in October by the London Biscuiteers bakery, the gingerbread model lets visitors look at the details of the house constructed in the 1880s for Ferdinand de Rothschild as a home for his rich art collection, from a different perspective.

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Biscuiteers recreation of Waddesdon Manor is more than 6 feet tall.

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Biscuiteers recreate Waddesdon Manor in gingerbread, hand iced over 500 hours.

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Biscuiteers recreate Waddesdon Manor in gingerbread. The project took more than 500 hours and included 240 eggs and 476 lbs. of icing.

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

Biscuiteers recreation of Waddesdon Manor is more than 6 feet tall.

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

The Biscuiteers Waddesdon gingerbread model is on display in the Coach House gallery at the Stables at Waddesdon Manor until February 2017.

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

The biscuiteers even recreated paintings, furniture and ceramics.


(Photo: Biscuiteers)

Biscuiteers recreate Waddesdon Manor in gingerbread. The project took more than 500 hours and included 240 eggs and 476 lbs. of icing.

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

Biscuiteers recreate Waddesdon Manor in gingerbread. The project took more than 500 hours and included 240 eggs and 476 lbs. of icing.

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

Biscuiteers recreate Waddesdon Manor in gingerbread. The project took more than 500 hours and included 240 eggs and 476 lbs. of icing.

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

(Photo: Biscuiteers)
(Photo: Biscuiteers)

The Biscuiteers Waddesdon gingerbread model is on display in the Coach House gallery at the Stables at Waddesdon Manor until February 2017.

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

Biscuiteers hand-iced version of the State Bedroom

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Hand-iced recreation of the Red Drawing Room

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The Dining Room re-imagined in hand-iced gingerbread.

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The Portico Bedroom recreated by Biscuiteers

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

Biscuiteers recreate Waddesdon Manor in gingerbread. The project took more than 500 hours and included 240 eggs and 476 lbs. of icing.

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

The Dining Room re-imagined in hand-iced gingerbread.

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

Biscuiteers recreate Waddesdon Manor in gingerbread. The project took more than 500 hours and included 240 eggs and 476 lbs. of icing.

(Photo: Biscuiteers)

The Biscuiteers Waddesdon gingerbread model is on display in the Coach House gallery at the Stables at Waddesdon Manor until February 2017.

(Photo: Biscuiteers)
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It took two icers 500 hours to complete the edible replica made out of 30kg of butter and sugar, 240 eggs and 216 kg of icing, a spokesperson for Waddesdon Manor told Reuters.

The over two-meter large model is put on display in the Coach House gallery where visitors can witness this piece of 'biscuit architecture' until January 2, the Manor said.

More information about Waddesdon Manor can be found on their official website here: www.waddesdon.org.uk

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