A world of gingerbread: 13 global landmarks recreated with festive biscuits

From the Burj Khalifa to the Taj Mahal, famous buildings around the world have been replicated with the spiced treat

Making gingerbread houses is a Christmas tradition for many families around the world. But it seems that professional bakers and pastry chefs aren't content with constructing quaint little cottages. Instead, they have tasked themselves with recreating some of the most famous landmarks around the world in biscuit form.

From the UK's Houses of Parliament to Moscow's St Basil's Cathedral, click through the gallery above to see gingerbread landmarks. 

Arguably, the most famous gingerbread display is at the White House, which has a tradition of recreating famous US landmarks with the spiced treat.

This year, the first lady, Melania Trump has unveiled an edible gingerbread model of the White House, laid out in the State Dining Room. Created with 173 kilograms of dough, it includes replicas of the Rose Garden and the First Ladies garden. There's also a model train dubbed the White House Express, which circles around a festive wreath.

Past displays have included the Golden Gate Bridge, the United States Capitol, Statue of Liberty, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument.

Dubai monuments in gingerbread 

Dubai is known for its affinity for sky-high architecture, and it extends to gingerbread, it seems.

This year, Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City has recreated the Dubai Frame out of gingerbread and icing. The 4,600-piece installation exceeds 5.5 metres and took more than 1,500 hours from concept to delivery.

There is also a Burj Khalifa on display at The H Dubai, which has also had a replica of part of the Sheikh Zayed Road built in past years.

The hotel's take on the tallest building in the world is not the first version, either. The Address Dubai Marina erected a 14-metre gingerbread Burj Khalifa at Dubai International Airport in 2017.