Martha Stewart took inspiration from her favorite show, “Downton Abbey” to create a replica of the real-life Highclere Castle in England. Her gingerbread recreation of the Grantham family estate, features 65 caramel windows, minute architectural details, and a friendly dog that stands guard over Gingerbread Abbey. It took Stewart and her team of two bakers 34 hours, 66 cups of flour, 22 eggs, and 11 cups of molasses to create the cookie estate.
The edible palace is 48 inches wide, 11 inches deep and 28 inches high.
Gingerbread Abbey was also created to help mark the start of the show’s fifth season and its return on PBS in the U.S. on January 4.