Gingerbread Artist Roger Pelcher and Guinness World Records Representative Stuart Claxton Make the Official Measurement
Guinness World Records today announced that Mall of America is home to the World’s Largest Gingerbread House. Following an official measurement of the more than 67-foot tall gingerbread creation, Guinness World Records recognized gingerbread artist Roger Pelcher, the world record holder for the largest gingerbread house. This achievement surpasses Pelcher’s previous record of 57 feet.
Pelcher and his team of gingerbread experts logged an estimated 1,700 hours in nine days to create the 1,496-square-foot magical wonder. The house consists of 14,250 pounds of gingerbread, 4,750 pounds of icing and more than one ton of candy embellishments. It also features a magical gingerbread factory complete with animated elves.
KKE Architects and PCL Construction Services, Inc. served as major sponsors of the construction, donating time and resources to the completion of the World’s Largest Gingerbread House, and the gingerbread and icing for the house were donated by Wilton Enterprises. Donated embellishments included 1,800 Hershey’s chocolate bars, 1,200 feet of Twizzlers, 100 pounds of large-sized Tootsie Rolls, 300 pounds of large-sized DOTS, and 100 pounds each of Brach’s Star Brites Mix, Holiday Mix, Crimp Ribbon, Christmas Spicettes and Christmas Nougats.
Mall of America is the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex. The 4.2-million-square-foot complex is home to more than 520 world-class shops; The Park at MOA, the nation’s largest indoor family amusement park; Underwater Adventures, a 1.2-million-gallon walk-though aquarium; a 14- screen movie theater and more. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. For more information visit http://www.mallofamerica.com .
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