White House of Gingerbread a Treat for the Eyes

White House of Gingerbread a Treat for the Eyes

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White House of Gingerbread a Treat for the Eyes


People taking the White House tour during this time of year really get a spectacular show, with the every one of the rooms on display all decked out for the holidays. It seems there’s a brightly decorated Christmas tree around every corner, each one more beautiful than the last.

One of the highlights of the White House tour during the holiday season is the Gingerbread White House replica. This year’s model took executive chef Bill Yosses and his staff six weeks to complete. The gingerbread White House, created as seen from the South Portico, is covered with white chocolate, measures 56 by 29 inches and weighs just under 400 pounds. The Obama’s family dog, Bo, appears ready to frolic on the South Lawn.

Mrs. Obama’s garden is also depicted with sprouting marzipan vegetables, and there’s a cutout that gives viewers a chance to look inside the gingerbread State Dining Room that contains a lighted chandelier and furniture made of dark chocolate.

What we want to know is…does anyone get to eat it?



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