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Watch Martha Stewart Create Gingerbread Abbey

In anticipation of the Season 5 premiere “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE in 2015, Martha Stewart and her team created a “Gingerbread Abbey”—a stunning likeness of the Grantham family home made entirely of gingerbread.

We encourage you to share your Downton-inspired creations throughout the rest of the holiday season using the hashtag #GingerbreadAbbey.

Go Behind-the-Scenes

Gingerbread AbbeyMaking of Gingerbread Abbey

How did the house come together? It took Martha and her team 11 batches of dough, 66 cups of flour, and 34 hours to bake and decorate. Take a look at every step to create this gingerbread masterpiece. Continue

Gingerbread Abbey Template

Template for Gingerbread Abbey

Print out a detailed template to make your own Gingerbread Abbey using Martha Stewart’s design. Continue
Lesley Nicol with Gingerbread Abbey

Martha Meets Mrs. Patmore of Downton Abbey

Actress Lesley Nicol came by to meet Martha and tour the test kitchen. Continue

Get Gingerbread Recipes

Gingerbread Cookies recipe

Gingerbread Cookies

from Martha Stewart Continue

Royal Icing recipe

Royal Icing

from Martha Stewart Continue

Caramel Tips

Caramel Tips

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More Gingerbread

 

Now It’s Your Turn!

Share your Downton-inspired creations throughout the rest of the holiday season using the hashtag #GingerbreadAbbey.