The White House Gingerbread House

I love this gingerbread white house with first pup Bo sitting outside….

Eating The Road

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:

The gingerbread house through the years

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I like to call my self a happy soul, a daydreamer and have a heart of a gypsy. Love to use my imagination. And trying out new things. Life can be so wonderful and enjoyable when I am being positive and releasing.
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2 Responses to The White House Gingerbread House

  1. Thank you Betty for sharing this amazing gingerbread white house, so good, I love these types of traditions, I have one too but not sure if anyone will continue it. I leave small Christmas decorations around my home all year to remind me that the heart of Christmas is not just one day.

    Thank you for joining up with Freedom’s Kingdom Garden Betty but perhaps you meant to join up with my Christmas Blog. I don’t Post on the other one now but hope to do so again next year.

    Talking of Christmas, Much Love , Joy and many Blessings Betty to you and your Loved ones for Christmas and the New Year from both of us, thank you for all we have shared together in the short time we have been Blogging with each other.

    How wonderful that the heart of Christmas continues all year, when we Love The Lord and each other from the heart.

    Christmas Love – Anne

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