Yuletide Gingerbread Mansions

Glenn Yehling, an aspiring gingerbread artist has recreated a model of Buckingham Palace in honor of the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social network might enjoy viewing -- and eating -- this intricate sculpture.

Buckingham Palace has served as the London residence of British royalty since 1837.

This project took 5 days to complete and is made entirely of gingerbread and sweets. It is quite possible, that this creation could even satisfy the cravings of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

The candy windows are mesmerizing. Look carefully at the Beefeaters; the fountain; piped scrollwork. Queen Elizabeth is in one of the rooms in this gingerbread palace.

Falling Water

Many artists enjoy building theses structures in celebration of the Yuletide season.

Last year, a gingerbread house was designed by the Turner prize winning sculptor, Grayson Perry, with his faithful recreation of Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Falling Water House'.

The original house, built in 1935 in rural Pennsylvania stands as one of Wright's greatest masterpieces, both for its dynamism and for its integration with the striking natural surroundings.

Wright's passion for Japan was strongly reflected in the design of Falling Water, particularly in the importance of inter-penetrating exterior and interior spaces and the strong emphasis placed on harmony between man and nature.

That particular gingerbread model took over 12 hours to design and 40 hours to actually construct and decorate.

It boasted about 12 feet of gingerbread dough, 40 sleeves of large Smarties and over 8 bags of powered sugar.

Model Statistics:
•It took over 12 hours to design
•It took around 40 hours to build and decorate
•There are around 164 different pieces of gingerbread
•It took roughly 12 square feet of gingerbread dough (that’s four large batches) to make all the walls, floors and roof
•Over 8 bags of powdered sugar were used to make all the frosting
•It took over 40 sleeves of large Smarties which are used to simulate dry stack stone on the building exterior
•The river and water fall are made up of three batches of hard candy.