Obama's 400-pound gingerbread house

As I posted earlier this week Simon Doonan did venture down to DC this week to assist and oversee the holiday decorating at the White House. The Washington Post has some photos of what Doonan and the Obamas did, and I must say, they’re pretty safe and traditional. Which I guess is appropriate for the White House. The thought of neon and snow machines and drag queen snowmen had me in at tizzy all week. But Doonan kept it cool, and oh so not gay, with his old lady decorations.

One standout in the home is the 400-pound gingerbread house made by the White House’s pastry chef Bill Yosses. It took Yosses and his team six weeks to build the monster. And as someone who obsesses over sweets as much as I do over dollhouses I must say it is quite impressive. In a year where Washingtonians say the White House Christmas decor has been scaled down, in obvious response to the economic client, this house is grand. The Washington Post slideshow is here.