Martha Stewart can’t make normal Christmas treats, you peasant. When she goes gingerbread house, she goes gingerbread mansion — and that mansion happens to be a reproduction of Downton Abbey’s Grantham estate. “It’s in the Anglo-Italianate style,” Martha says. Downton’s version is made of “bath stone, lots of lead, and finials,” while Martha’s version is a “gingerbread facade, [with] royal icing in place of lead (much tastier), and gum paste finials.” Do you even know what a finial is? We don’t. Go back to your pathetic gingerbread studio-apartment.
Now let Martha show you how: