I love this gingerbread white house with first pup Bo sitting outside….
Every year the White House goes through an extensive transformation for the Holidays and every year the White House pastry chef builds a gingerbread house for the First Family. Here are some facts about it along with photos from this year and years past.
- It took pastry chef Bill Yosses about 6 weeks to plan and construct it
- It weighs 390 lbs (250 pounds of white chocolate and 140 of gingerbread)
- It is 56 inches long and 29 inches high
- It is based on White House architect James Hoban’s original design
- It has a real brass light fixture that works (a dollhouse light, and LED)
- Everything in the house is edible with the exception of the light
- It sits in the State Dining Room
- The Nixons started the tradition in 1969
Each year they add a family touch to it: