World’s Largest Gingerbread Village Built in South Bronx

Today’s survey of random world records found a new one fit for the holiday season. The Guinness Book of World Records officially recognized South Bronx’s Jon Lovitch as owner of the world’s largest gingerbread village, counting 164 structures made up of 500 pounds of gingerbread and 2,240 pounds of icing.

The project even has its own website, and is currently on display through mid-January 2014 in the New York Hall of Science. Mr. Lovitch, currently an executive sous chef at the New York Marriott, created every piece himself in his kitchen before assembling them in the New York Hall of Science.

The model candyland took around 8 months, with work starting in early February and continuing even as the exhibit has opened. Mr. Lovitch is currently making a second village at his workplace. In the Marriott’s kitchen, he is assembling a still impressive 75 building village with some buildings as tall as three stories in another fusion of architecture, civic planning and dental cavities.