What can 1,800 pounds of butter; 2,925 pounds of brown sugar; 7,200 eggs; 7,200 pounds of all-purpose flour; 1,080 ounces of ginger; and a few other ingredients create? A giant gingerbread house, that’s what. The 21-foot high house, which was built in 2013 to help raise money for a trauma center, covered an area about the size of a tennis court. It had an edible gingerbread exterior mounted over a wooden frame. And yes, it holds the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread house ever built. That’s a gob of gingerbread!
The Mailbox has gobs of gingerbread too. In fact, if you click RIGHT HERE you’ll find more than 150 no-bake gingerbread activities! Check them out. Here’s one of my faves, mostly because the kiddos look adorable in the hats! (CLICK HERE to get patterns and instructions.)
I’m embarrassed to admit this. I have never baked gingerbread cookies or built a gingerbread house. I’m changing that this year. I’m doing it!
How about you? Do you routinely whip up a batch of gingerbread cookies or build a sweet and showy gingerbread home? Please share!
Ready to bake, I think!