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Melodie and Brenton from Garden Melodies created this incredible gingerbread recreation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. Fun facts:

  • It took over 12 hours to design
  • It took Brenton and I around 40 hours to build and decorate
  • There are around 164 different pieces of gingerbread
  • It took roughly 12 square feet of gingerbread dough (that’s four large batches) to make all the walls, floors and roof
  • Over 8 bags of powdered sugar were used to make all the frosting
  • It took over 40 sleeves of large Smarties which are used to simulate dry stack stone on the building exterior
  • The river and water fall are made up of three batches of hard candy

There’s also a follow up post with more pictures! [via Extreme Craft]

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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