Artist Recreates Tim Burton House in Gingerbread Form

The 27-inch-tall masterpiece is a replica of the house in Burton’s newest film ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’
Tim Burton

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The edible mansion was showcased at the film’s screening in Los Angeles.

In this latest installment of foods too pretty to eat, artist Christine McConnell created a lifelike 27-inch-tall replica of the house from Tim Burton’s latest film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Twentieth Century Fox approached McConnell to create a “fun and innovative way of promoting [Burton’s] new film,” and she “jumped to the occasion,” as the offer also meant the opportunity to meet Burton himself, reported Konbini.

“There are no inedible facets other than the stand it’s sitting on,” McConnell told ABC News. “It’s made of nothing but gingerbread, sugar glass and royal icing. I painted it using edible powder paints picked up at my local cake supply store. The type of cookie I made is closer to a ginger snap, so it's very sturdy and tasty! I kept eating all the extra pieces.”

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The house, which took McConnell 10 days of working for 15 hours to complete, was showcased at the film’s screening last week in Los Angeles.