Behind the Scenes of HGTV's All-Star Gingerbread Build

What does it take to build a life-sized gingerbread house? One part HGTV building expert, one part Food Network baker extraordinaire.
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The Dream Teams

Building a life-sized gingerbread house is a sweet gig for HGTV's Drew and Jonathan Scott, who will combine their building expertise with the confectionary know-how of Food Network's Ron Ben-Israel and Duff Goldman. 

The Red Team

The Food Network chefs and HGTV building experts will team up to create show-stopping structures. Here, Red Team Ron Ben-Israel and Jonathan Scott get cozy. 

The Green Team

It's brother against brother as Drew Scott goes head to head with his twin bro, with a culinary assist from Food Network's Duff Goldman.  

The Host

Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV hits Flipping Virgins and Property Virgins, will be the ringmaster and head taste-tester as the two teams compete. 

A Sweet Gift

Food Network's Ron Ben-Israel wraps himself up in a fun moment between scenes. 

Santa's Workshop

Kitchen and home improvement tools sit side-by-side in this workspace designed to create gingerbread houses as large as a real-life tiny house. 

Ready, Set, Build!

The Red Team and the Green Team brainstorm and draft their designs. 

Gingerbread Building Supplies

Sheets of gingerbread stand ready to be made into life-sized sweet structures. 

Stocking Up on Sweets

Drew Scott and Duff Goldman grab candy to adorn their gingerbread structure...and some for a snack. (Ahem, Duff.) 

Sweet Genius star Ron Ben-Israel schools Jonathan Scott on rolling pin technique. 

Grand Entrance

Chef Ron Ben-Israel gives host Egypt Sherrod a lift behind the scenes of the All-Star Gingerbread Special.

Brick by Brick

The Green Team adds gingerbread bricks to their structure's entryway.