By Hillary Busis
December 19, 2012 at 09:44 PM EST

Cookie artist Curtis Jensen just made your gingerbread house look like the servants’ quarters.

Every year, this marketing director from Utah creates an elaborate mini-building using just gingerbread, icing, candy and the occasional inedible structural support. In 2011, Jensen tackled Notre Dame; this winter, he set his sights on Downton Abbey, the formidable estate at the center of Julian Fellowes’s eponymous drama.

Whether you watch the show religiously or still think it’s called Downtown Abbey, you’ll be entranced by this video of Jensen’s methodical construction — a time-lapse clip hypnotically scored by an extended version of the Downton Abbey theme song.

Even the Dowager Countess would have to admit that’s some damn fine gingerbread architecture. Which structure should Jensen build next year?

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