HOUSTON -- More than a ton of gingerbread, chocolate, sugar and flour went into the life-size gingerbread house now on display at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel through December 28.
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The fully-furnished-in-chocolate house boasts gingerbread bricks, sugar snow and chocolate porch with pastillage cornice trim. Inside the house, a chocolate table, chair and old-fashioned stove hold chocolate accessories in front of the gingerbread fireplace.
Outside, a chocolate deer and chocolate winter tree add to the scene, along with a chocolate elf dropping his letter to Santa in the chocolate mailbox.
The hotel says workers needed more than 1,000 hours to create the scene.
Watch the time-lapse video of the creation of the house and surrounding scene above.
Watch this life-size gingerbread house being constructed