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McConnell is clearly always up for a confectionery challenge, and it’s a good thing she’s so dedicated: McConnell worked on the gingerbread castle for 10-15 hours every day for a month! As with the Miss Peregrine project, McConnell first made cardboard templates for the castle then used gingerbread for the final masterpiece. The castle doesn’t rely on any type of structural support, which makes this culinary achievement even more impressive.

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We could spend hours examining the intricacies of this staggering, multilayered creation and its accessories, from the tiny sugar cookie guillotine to painstakingly crafted and decorated trees, ornaments, and wreaths. McConnell made presents out of fudge, candy inlaid glass windows, and a gorgeous shortbread Christmas tree among all the edible splendor. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can head over to Food.com for some of McConnell’s recipes and instructions… or you can just be amazed at this gingerbread castle and all the creative and hands-on effort that went into building it.

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via My Modern Met and Food.com

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