WASHINGTON, December 26, 2012 — No wonder President Obama is dashing back to Washington from Hawaii. Ostensibly it’s to start still another round of negotiations to prevent the plunge over the fiscal cliff, but rumor has it that it is the 300 pound gingerbread White House that he can’t resist.
After all, it’s the day after Christmas, and now the scrumptious White House is fair game for those with a sweet tooth, although we’ve heard via the grapevine that the First Daughters have already had a nibble or two.
And we are betting First Dog Bo got a lick in or two as well, especially since he is featured on the snowy front lawn just outside the scrumptious White House.
White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses and his talented assistants spent months first planning, then building the structure, and finally decorating it inside and out. It is made of 175 pounds of gingerbread and over 50 pounds of chocolate. And instead of white chocolate for the façade, the Chef combined wheat, rye and white flour to create the gingerbread building. making it appear as would have in 1798.
Enjoy the time lapse video that in less than a minute and a half takes you through the whole process of constructing the gingerbread White House. And see for yourself why the President is hurrying home:
Also be sure to read: White House Christmas cards down through the years from Eisenhower to Obama
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