A Texas house has received a world record for being the largest of its kind. They say everything’s bigger in Texas, even the gingerbread houses.
According to Guinness World Records a giant gingerbread house built in Bryan, Texas has taken the title of Largest Gingerbread House for Charity.
The completely edible house was built by Texas A&M Traditions Club. Visitors were able to tour the gingerbread house and all proceeds were donated to a St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in their area to help construct a new trauma center. They were reportedly able to raise $150,000 for the cause.
A spokesperson from Guinness said the record-breaking home could house a family of five.
“Everybody got excited that we were trying to do this,” Traditions Club general manager Bill Horton said. “90 percent of all of the product was donated… from lumber to electrical supplies to eggs, brown sugar, powdered sugar, nutmeg and ginger.”
The construction totaled 35,823,400 calories.
This video shows a time-lapse of the entire construction process.