Sunday, December 8, 2013

Gingerbread House for the White House

 Gingerbread Houses of the White House

Every year, the White House chefs produce a wonderful gingerbread house that is put on display.  The first official White House gingerbread house was in 1969.

1969, with Tricia Nixon

1970
1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1979

1980

1981

1981

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992
Then, after years of creating a traditional gingerbread house... the tradition of creating a White House out of gingerbread was started!
1993... love Socks the cat here!!
...and then ended. The Clinton's childhood homes were then made for a few years.

1994

1995

1996

1997
And then after creating childhood homes... suddenly, a castle? Okay.....
1998

1999

1999
And then the tradition of creating the White House out of gingerbread resumed... and hasn't stopped since!

2000

2001
2002
2003

2004

2005

2006
Then they started baking gingerbread and then coating it with white chocolate! yummy!

2007... love all the animals here

2008
2009... with lights now!
2010
2011
2012... with Santa on top!
Wasn't that fun?  They keep outdoing themselves every year.

Do you like the traditional gingerbread house, the gingerbread White Houses or the white chocolate White Houses?

I think 2007 was my favorite.

Pictures are from the book "Christmas at the White House" by Jennifer B. Pickens and Whitehouse.gov.

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