Designed and executed by Albert Hadener, the owner of the Elk Candy Co., in the German "yorkville" section of New York City. This masterful gingerbread house is made of fresh gingerbread on a wood construction. The house boasts a starry white icing roof, a sugar cube chimney, and marzipan cookie decorations. Hansel and Gretel stand in the doorway along with the evil witch. Hadener learned his special skills in Switzerland. Behind the scenes view of works featured in "Cookies and Breads: The Baker's Art", an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York City from November 19, 1965 through January 9, 1966.