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Gingerbread Lane

Gingerbread Lane

Jen Phanomrat

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Jen walks down Gingerbread Lane at NYSCI, the largest Guinness World Record-breaking gingerbread village!

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- When the holidays roll around I start to feel a little bit of anxiety. Not because of the family gatherings or shopping for presents, but because I can never successfully build a gingerbread house. I buy the kit and I'm frustrated because the walls can't stay up, the roof collapses, there's never enough icing because I eat all of it and then I just cry myself to sleep. So I'm here at the New York Hall of Science to visit the annual GingerBread Lane to get some inspiration. If I can... find it first. I just want to find the gingerbread houses. The man behind this creation is Jon Lovitch. He spends an entire year drafting, planning, baking, building, decorating this gingerbread village every single year. And he breaks the Guinness World Record every year for building the largest gingerbread village ever. With just his two hands, he's created over 1,300 different structures made up of 5,000 eggs, almost 5,000 pounds of icing, 700 pounds of candy, and 4,200 cinnamon chewing gum sticks to make up the brick walls. That's uh ... carry the two... I can't do math but that's a lot of ingredients. I love all the little quirky shops. This one's my favorite, A Partridge In a Pear Tree Pet Store that promotes rescues and adoption. Adopt, don't shop. Jon's Eggnog Distillery This is where stuff gets poppin'. Ratatouille, is that you? It smells so good in here all the spices, the candy, the icing. You may be tempted to wanna go all Godzilla on this gingerbread village, but don't. Have patience because at the end of this exhibit in January you could come here and take home one of the gingerbread houses for yourself. NYSCI is the perfect place to house these gingerbread houses because they're all about encouraging making and learning and design and putting that all together to make something amazing. This is my gingerbread impression. Touch the gumdrop buttons! This is me running when there are gingerbread samples. I am now definitely inspired to go home and make one worthy enough to be on GingerBread Lane. I think I'm gonna take this guy. Thank you, bye. C'mon, let's go. We gotta go, we gotta go. Just run!

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