The culinary side of Christmas is about the vast range of confectioneries, starting from mouth watering pastries to sumptuous cakes. However, the gingerbread has carved out its own eminence in this grandiose field of baked dishes, partly helped by the 19th century fairy tale of The Gingerbread Man. Now, beyond fairy tales and anthropomorphic baked goods, the gingerbread house also has its own legion of culinary fans, as is evident from the above pictured conception. Painstakingly created by two confectionery enthusiasts, this remarkable gingerbread house replicates the New Orleans Square Haunted Mansion, one of the major attractions of the Disneyland.
The ‘designers’ used a paper model kit of the well known Haunted Mansion as templates for cutting out the various facades of the baked house. However, the ‘chef d’oeuvre’ in this special case is the plethora of details on the whole impressive conception. These include the charming windows, decorative wall patterns, cute ground grown candies, a myriad of tombstones and even the well defined crypt (by the name of Skellington). So, yes; it is finally proven that the abundant Christmas Spirit does have that dash of innovative aura to inspire many of us.
All images are courtesy of Haunted Dimensions