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


BOSTON (FOX 25 / 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