The most original design for a gingerbread house this year has to go Melodie and Brenton, for the ‘Falling Water Gingerbread House’ a model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s well known building, from 1935.The original house, in rural Pennsylvania stands as one of Wright’s greatest masterpieces, both for its dynamism and for its integration with the striking natural surroundings. Wright’s passion for Japan was strongly reflected in the design of Fallingwater, particularly in the importance of interpenetrating exterior and interior spaces and the strong emphasis placed on harmony between man and nature. The gingerbread model took over 12 hours to design and 40 hours to actually construct and decorate. It boasts about 12 feet of gingerbread dough, 40 sleeves of large Smarties and over 8 bags of powered sugar.
•It took over 12 hours to design
•It took around 40 hours to build and decorate
•There are around 164 different pieces of gingerbread
•It took roughly 12 square feet of gingerbread dough (that’s four large batches) to make all the walls, floors and roof
•Over 8 bags of powdered sugar were used to make all the frosting
•It took over 40 sleeves of large Smarties which are used to simulate dry stack stone on the building exterior
•The river and water fall are made up of three batches of hard candy.
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