How 15 Grand Becomes a Pile of Crumbs....

...and a big, huge gooey mess.

See that sweet little girl?  She's smiling because someone who loves her (and doesn't have anything else to do with $15,000.00) bought her the Edible Gingerbread Playhouse!

This unique edible playhouse is handcrafted of 381 lbs. of gourmet gingerbread and 517 lbs. of royal icing by the expert confectioners at Dylan's Candy Bar®. The munchable manor, which stands 6.6 feet high by 5.25 feet wide by 4.1 feet deep, incorporates the best confections from the world's largest candy store in New York City. With literally thousands of signature gourmet sweets from which to choose, it is both artfully designed and decadently delicious. It includes giant cookies, lollipops, gummies, mints, gumdrops, and (of course) a candy-encrusted roof. There's also a lollipop tree inside, just for good measure.

All snark aside, one of my favorite things to do this time of year, is peruse the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.  
It's always Over. The. Top.