Every child with a sweet tooth dreamt of living in a gingerbread world at some point. There’s something magical about all the candy, icing and cookies that just screams Christmas. Thanks to New York Chef Jon Lovitch, the world came just a little closer to that dream.
Lovitch created the world’s largest edible gingerbread village, according to Fox News. Consisting of 152 hours, 65 candy trees, 5 trains and an underground subway station, it was certified last week by the Guinness Book of World Records. The village was made from homemade candy and custom-made gingerbread and has a final weight of 1.5 tons. Lovitch started this massive project in February early this year, baking all the pieces in his apartment. All the parts were stored at his home until they were moved to the New York Hall of Science to assemble the final product.
There are surprisingly only three main components to the village: 2,240 pounds of icing, 400 pounds of candy and 500 pounds of gingerbread dough. The final product ended up costing Lovitch a few thousand dollars, though he didn’t specify exactly how much.
The world’s largest edible gingerbread village will be on display until Jan. 12; afterwards, visitors will be able to take home a piece of the village as a souvenir. Though I wouldn’t recommend eating the almost year-old candy.
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