New York chef Jon Lovitch created the above amalgamation of frosting and sprinkles, which the Guinness Book of World Records is officially calling the world’s largest gingerbread village.
Apparently, it took 2,240 pounds of icing, 400 pounds of candy, 500 pounds of gingerbread dough and 125 hours to make. Aside from the gingerbread homes, there’s also 65 candy trees, 5 trains and an underground subway station (talk about a sweet commute). The whole thing weighs 1.5 tons. Lovitch, who funded the entire project himself (he said it cost several thousand dollars), started baking the village back in February in his apartment, piece by piece.
Man, I bet his apartment smelled amazing.
The village is currently on display at the New York Hall of Science until Jan. 12. After the 12th, visitors to the museum can take a piece home with them. But don’t try biting into this work of art–it’s nearly a year old, and you’ll probably crack a tooth!
Check out more pics after the break…