Photo: Charles Dharapak / AP Photo
Gingerbread houses are going up all over this season. When White House chef Bill Yosses and First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the annual edible home of the prez, reports our sister site Luxist
, this year's model came complete with a marzipan rendition of the First Family's dog, Bo, as well as the kitchen garden. (Can we just add that if these are Bo's true proportions, we need to either call the Guinness Book of Records
or run in fear... now!) (Visit Luxist for a photo gallery
of the gingerbread White House.)
Here in the house of AOL, the teams from Slashfood
, and DIY Life
did a little gingerbread-house building of our own, creating a six-foot-tall candy-covered dream cottage that we sent down to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, in Memphis, for the kids' annual holiday party. Watch the video
of how we did it, after the jump.
Now that we have you fired up, how about exercising your own DIY baking skills? Visit KitchenDaily for gingerbread-house recipes and how-tos
, including templates. And if you love gingerbread but house construction isn't your thing, how about a town-house cookie
? Or try these pull-apart cupcakes
to create a chubby, whimsical gingerbread man.