When you think of Christmas
, you also think of yummy Gingerbread houses! The Daily Meal
put together a slideshow of 12
of the most outrageous and amazing gingerbread homes.
Included in it is this nearly 2-ton life-size gingerbread house (above) at The Fairmont San Francisco which took the culinary team 1,100 hours to scale, mix, bake, construct, and decorate. Its 7,500 gingerbread bricks are melded together with 1,600 pounds of royal icing and decorated with 724 pounds of candy.
Here are some from that list and a few others ginormous world-record setting houses:
Through this January 11, visitors to the New York Hall of Science
in Queens, New York, can take a peek at chef Jon Lovitch
‘s world largest gingerbread village which is made up of 500 pounds of gingerbread, 1,000 pounds of icing. It took him an entire year to assemble. Get a sneak peek at the video from the presentation below:
In 2013, the Guinness Book of World Records declared this 2, 520 square foot, 21-foot high Bryan, Texas gingerbread home the largest gingerbread home. It is nearly the size of a tennis court. The deelish building is about 35.8 million calories! Well what would you expect when the recipe requires 1,800 pounds of butter, 2,925 pounds of brown sugar, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds all-purpose flour, 1,080 ounces ground ginger and a few other ingredients, bake and form into panels for mounting?
In the summer, the local bees come around and leave drunk and high off of sugar! Luckily, no visitors have been stung!
That house took the title away from the massive 36,600 cubic foot gingerbread house that was on display at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota in 2012.
Each year, the White House pastry team prepares a 300-pound gingerbread replica of the White House that is displayed prominently in the home for Holiday tour visitors. Last year’s rested on a lawn of Springerle cookies. Neat features include a working North Lawn fountain, first family dogs Bo and Sunny sitting on the front steps, and lighting from within that gives the house a magical glow
Finally, you can’t eat any part of this 20,000 square feet 6-bedroom, $10 million dollar Brooklyn, New York home. It is just called the “Gingerbread House” because of the way it looks like a real edible one. The home, built in 1917, just went on the market this year after having just four previous owners. The 3 and a half bathroom home rents for $ 26,000 per month, otherwise and is known for surprise architectural detailing inside.