The holidays bring out many different types of spirit: the spirit of giving, the spirit of love, the spirits of whiskey and, most recently, the competitive spirit. Chef Jon Lovitch worked for a whole year (all while wearing a Santa hat I’m sure) to construct what is now officially “the world’s largest edible gingerbread village.” When the trusty guys from the Guinness Book of World Records stopped by, the 300-square foot village weighed in at a whopping 1.5 tons!
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What is particularly amazing about ‘GingerBread Lane‘, aside from its massive scale, are the details of the ginger-community. The village claims to host a fantastic public transportation system including four cable cars, five train cars and an underground subway station. That sounds about right for a candy village with 152 gingerbread houses. Other luxurious features include a candy store (surprise), an ice-skating rink, sky scrapers, and 65 icing trees.
How do you dispose of 1.5 tons of gingerbread village? You rain the world with gumdrops! That’s right, Chef Jon Lovitch gave away chunks of the village to anyone who wanted a taste. Mark your calendar to line up at The New York Hall of Science when the epic gingerbread village gets dismantled on January 12th at 10am. First come, first served, to get your slice of holiday history!
via: The Gothamist