BRYAN, TX – Gingerbread men all across the world can rejoice. That’s because deep in the heart of Texas is, according to Guinness, the world’s largest gingerbread house!
The Texas A&M Traditions Club built the 65-foot tall by 45-foot wide structure, complete with a foundation, framework and power – all the makings of a real house. But, the outside of the thing is completely edible.
“It has almost 4,000 pieces of 12 by 17 bricks of gingerbread. It has icing. It has almost 22,000 pieces of candy on it between the windows and all that,” says Bill Horton, General Manager of Traditions Club.
And, what makes this house extra special – it was built in the course of a month and is able to withstand Texas’ wild and crazy weather.
“What I’m doing is reapplying the icing. It’s made of powdered sugar, egg whites, a little water, cream of tartar….sweet as can be,” says Michael Menchaca, Executive Chef of Traditions Club.
The not-so-sweet part of the deal – the house isn’t going to last forever. It’s coming down before Christmas. But, not before all proceeds go towards upgrading a central Texas hospital. Not bad at all.
Oh, but one last thing to note, we’re not sure where materials from this house are going. But, one thing’s for sure, someone, somewhere is going to have one sweet Christmas.