Texas is home to the world’s largest gingerbread house

ginger4n-10-webForbes Magazine reports that the world’s most expensive house is a 400,000 square foot skyscraper in Mumbai, with six floors of parking garages and several helicopter pads.  For the world’s largest edible house, look no further than Texas, where the Texas A & M Traditions Club built a 39,201 cubic-foot gingerbread house.  The house has been deemed a Guinness Book World Record holder.  Profits from the fees to enter the house are being donated to St. Joseph’s Level II Trauma Center.

The house at Traditions Club is 60 feet by 42 feet and is 20.11 feet tall at its highest point. It was constructed using 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds of flour and close to 3,000 pounds of brown sugar, with 22,304 pieces of candy attached. All told, the house totals 36 million calories!

The Traditions Club website has a time-lapse video of the construction of the house.  Unfortunately, it was on display only until December 14.  We’ll have to visit the record books to see it!  On the Facebook page for Texas A & M Traditions Club, they report that they met their goal of $200,000 fundraising dollars.  In addition, Habitat for Humanity deconstructed the house to recycle the materials.

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