Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers

Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers
Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers

Staley used marzipan and frosted gum drops to create winter scenes outside the house. Photograph by Erik Uecke

Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers
Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers

Rebecca Albright fashions a little marzipan puppy. Photograph by Erik Uecke

Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers
Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers

Staley used royal icing (egg whites and powdered sugar) for intricate designs and to hold peppermint columns in place. Photograph by Erik Uecke

Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers
Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers

Staley used the same icing to sculpt icicles, and decorated the roof with hard candy. Photograph by Erik Uecke

Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers
Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers

Pastry assistant Rebecca Albright (left) helps Staley (right) hold up the finished product. Photograph by Erik Uecke

Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers
Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers

The gingerbread house’s street address is 1789, of course. Photograph by Erik Uecke

Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers
Mallory Staley’s Gingerbread Mansion by the Numbers

The candy mansion is currently on display in 1789’s dining room. Photograph by Erik Uecke

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