The National Trust has just commissioned this gingerbread model of Waddesdon Manor (a French style chateau built for Baron de Rothschild in the 1870s to entertain his fashionable guests). The model is six feet tall, took fifteen months of preparations and 500 hours of work and used 33kg of butter and sugar, 240 eggs and 216kg of icing.

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gingerbread.

Meanwhile, it is supporting massive, irreversible new damage to our national icon.