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design & inspiration today: delicious home for the holidays

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Think back 15 months ago and you probably hadn't even started gift shopping for last Christmas yet. But the team at Biscuiteers in London were already hard at work on this gingerbread replica of Waddesdon ManorWaddeson Manor commissioned by the UK National Trust. After all, building a model of a famous estate filled with detailed furnishings and paintings doesn't happen overnight — it takes more than 500 hours. But it didn't just require a serious time investment: The six-foot-long gingerbread house also required 240 eggs, 66 pounds of butter and sugar, and 480 pounds of icing. But that's because the replica only contains gingerbread and icing — no wood or cardboard filler required. If you think this Neo-Renaissance manor looks familiar, that's because it's quite famous. Waddesdon Manor was originally built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild and today is known for being us…