• IMAGES: Boston hotel unveils 11-foot-tall gingerbread house

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    BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Visitors to Boston received a sweet surprise on Friday night when a life-size gingerbread house was unveiled at a popular hotel.

    The 11-foot-by-18-foot frosted building was created by the Ritz-Carlton and Boston Ballet. It was unveiled Friday at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common on Avery Street.

    So what does it take to make a life-size gingerbread house? Here is the recipe:

    439 Gingerbread Bricks
    636 Eggs
    1,635 Gummies
    5,204 Hard Candies
    130 lbs of Cake Flour
    40 Gingerbread Roofing Tiles
    150 lbs of Powder Sugar
    54 lbs of Granulated Sugar
    34 lbs of Brown Sugar
    30 lbs of Butter
    35 lbs of Snow Sugar
    7 lbs of Molasses
    10 lbs Marshmallows
    8 lbs Oreo Cookies

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