Video of the Week- A Gingerbread House Even Hansel And Gretel Would Approve Of

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While the rest of us are struggling to piece together our miniature gingerbread houses, the people at Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas have built one that is larger than many homes and sturdy enough for people to walk in!

Not surprisingly the 39,201.8 cubic feet scrumptious structure that measures 60 feet by 42 feet and sports a 21-feet high roof has managed to claim a Guinness World Record, handily beating out the previous titleholder - A 36,000 cubic feet model constructed at Minnesota's Mall of America in 2012.

The bakers began the construction of this ginormous house by preparing delicious gingerbread panels using 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds flour, 1,080 ounces of ground ginger and 2,925 pounds of brown sugar, some of which was used for the icing. They then mounted the panels on a wooden frame and began the sweet process of decorating it with 22,304 pieces of candy! In case you are wondering, all these goodies add up to 36 million calories!

And though the house that is open to the public until December 14th looks good enough to eat, it's main purpose is to raise funds to build a trauma center at the regional St. Joseph's hospital. Now that is what we call sweet!

Resources: news.yahoo.com, telegraph.co.uk

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  • GirlGeniusThursday, June 14, 2018 at 9:01 am
    Other people say they want to eat it, but all I'm thinking is how much dust has gathered around the house, how many hands touched it, and how old it is. Lol. But this is still really cool.
    • lolTuesday, April 10, 2018 at 11:07 am
      that would be a now you see it now you dont
      • 1a2b3c4d5eWednesday, March 28, 2018 at 10:54 am
        looks so cool i would eat whole thing looks supper pretty
        • SamanthaWednesday, March 28, 2018 at 9:37 am
          Cool girl 2000 would you eat all of it because I want some to lol 😝
          • SamanthaWednesday, March 28, 2018 at 9:34 am
            I want to eat that yum yum 🍪🍫🍫
            • cool girl 2000Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:18 pm
              i would not.it would not be healthy...lol you know i want to eat it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • KatieTuesday, January 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm
                lol this gingerbread is awesome! who would eat it!
                • personWednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:36 am
                  it cool
                  • IdkWednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:35 am
                    Nice
                    • edenTuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:52 am
                      that is so cool.