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World’s Largest Gingerbread House

In late 2006, the world’s largest gingerbread house was built at where else?—the Mall of America, the 2nd largest mall in the United States!! Just how large is this “house”? Try 1,496 square feet for size! I’ve lived in apartments smaller than that! It took 1,700 hours to build this 67-foot sweeeeet house.

No doubt about it, 67 feet!

Now that’s a chimney that even Santa would love!

Constructed with:

  • 14,250 pounds of gingerbread and 4,750 pounds of icing
  • 1,800 Hershey’s chocolate bars
  • 2,800 Pearson’s Nut Rolls
  • 1,200 feet of Twizzlers
  • 100 pounds of large-sized Tootsie Rolls
  • 300 pounds of Dots
  • 100 12″ Whirly Pops
  • 100 pounds each of Brach’s Star Brites Mix, Holiday Mix, Crimp Ribbon, Christmas Spicettes and Christmas Nougats; and thousands of candy canes from Farley & Sathers

Mmmm, gingerbread!

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Close-up of the Hershey Bars–look at the dark brown areas on the exterior in other photos

Left side of the house

Roof view with “snow” (left side of house)

Gingerbread Men at home (inside the House)

To see a video clip of its construction, clicky here. Click “Time Lapse” button at top. Otherwise, go to calendar on left side and click on arrows to get to October 2006. If you click on each day, you’ll see the daily progress. Image Zoom is also available. On November 22nd, a *ruler* was put in place. Two days later, it made its debut. Disassembly took place on January 4, 2007.

**Photos from,, and the following Flickr accounts: emoeby, The Adventures of Kristin & Adam, jpellgen, sheri219, and Northern Transplant

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10 comments for “World’s Largest Gingerbread House”

  1. thats biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig

    1 Posted by dianna Cornish | November 20, 2009, 5:49 pm
  2. OMG!!! That is SO cool!

    2 Posted by Kate S | November 22, 2009, 7:15 pm
  3. woooooooowoowowwowowowowowowwowowowowoowwoowoowowowowoowoowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowoowowowowowowowowowowowowoowowowowowowowoowowoowowwowowoowwowowowowoowowowowowITS HUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 Posted by Marie | November 25, 2009, 9:49 am
  4. wow i wish i could live in that and just eat it all

    4 Posted by sarah | November 28, 2009, 2:10 pm
  5. this thing is gianormous

    5 Posted by kiley | December 4, 2009, 2:51 pm
  6. WOW thts huge its amazing i want 2 lve in it and east it all at the same time

    6 Posted by Niocle | December 9, 2009, 1:05 pm
  7. i ate one of the gumdrops off of it, believe me it did not taste good.

    7 Posted by kyanna | April 15, 2010, 8:26 am
  8. Wow is that ever huge!!! OMG I would love to live in that house!!!

    8 Posted by Aika | December 10, 2010, 1:22 pm

    9 Posted by logan short | December 11, 2010, 10:09 pm
  10. i would love to see that where is the Mall of America at excalty?

    10 Posted by Austen farris | December 12, 2011, 11:59 am

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