It’s officially the holiday season which means that we are busy rewatching some of the classic movies that this season has to offer. One of the most popular movies to watch around this time of year is Home Alone. It was an instant holiday classic the moment that it made its way into theaters. However, it’s also going on 30 years old – crazy to think where the time has gone.
While the movie has maintained a fandom in the 30 years since its release, the home in which the movie was filmed has also gained a cult following of its own. While there is a Texas-based Airbnb replica of the famous home from the 1990 film that people can travel to, there is another replica of the iconic home that has people talking.
To celebrate the #HomeAlone30thanniversary, award winning cake designer Michelle Wibowo created a spectacular gingerbread McCallister house. Here’s how it all came together 😲🏠
Home Alone now streaming on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/ZAut7ehmBB
— Disney+ UK (@DisneyPlusUK) December 7, 2020
However, this replica is quite small. In fact, it’s a gingerbread house! The yummy treat was created by Michelle Wibowo, a well-known cake designer, after Disney+ UK invited her to use her baking skills in order to recreate the McCallister house. And she definitely did – complete with plenty of gingerbread and frosting.
The finished product of the home is fairly big for a gingerbread house, standing almost 5.6 feet long and 4.1 feet wide. The whole thing took Wibowo roughly 300 hours to complete – mainly because she was a stickler for attention to detail. Her detailing was so intricate, it’s hard not to be able to pick up on little things from the film itself such as Kevin’s treehouse and the tire swing. She even included the two robbers, Marv and Harry!
While the replica of the house is a delicious confection, it’s hard not to look at it and imagine certain scenarios from the movie playing out across the dessert. It’s the perfect movie snack that we all wish we could nosh on while re-watching a Christmas classic. What do you think of this recreation? Let us know!SKM: below-content placeholder