The holiday season would not be complete without an obligatory gingerbread house project, so if you are looking for some inspiration, the Duchess Bake Shop in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, built this phenomenal Hogwarts gingerbread castle. The stunning creation was put together by their team of talented pastry artists led by shop founders Giselle Courteau and her husband Garner Beggs. The elaborate display is 100% edible, made from gingerbread, sugar, and candy.

Like in past years, the bakery runs a contest to “win a chance to destroy” the gingerbread display, all you have to do to enter is bring a donation of new socks for the Bissell Center, a local nonprofit working towards the elimination of poverty and homelessness. The castle will be on view through the holidays.

And if you can’t make it to Edmonton, you can check out the bakery’s lovely cookbook.

Here’s a quick video to see how it all came together.

Gingerbread Hogwarts Timelapse

If you are curious how the Gingerbread Hogwarts came together

Posted by Duchess Bake Shop on Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lead image Duchess Bake Shop