When it comes to the official White House gingerbread house, Melania Trump's team had one rule -- GO BIG OR GO HOME!
Melania's director of communications Stephanie Grisham claims the edible version of 1600 Pennsylvania used 300 POUNDS of dough!
Grisham says the gingerbread house is also punctuated with Melania's "signature wreaths."
The tradition of making a gingerbread White House dates back to 1969 -- it was started by Nixon's executive chef and as the years passed, they got more grand.
So, here's Obama's gingerbread house from 2016 -- begging the question ...