The American Jon Lovitch entered the Guinness World Records after he made the largest gingerbread city, which weighs more than a ton and a half. Gingerbread Lane, as the metropolis-cake is called, features 157 houses, 65 trees, four cable cars, five train cars, a subway station, all colorful and made from gingerbread, candy, lollipops and sugar.
The delicious masterpiece was built in nine months, in Jon’s apartment from the Bronx, with the help of a conventional oven. The effort and the proof of his creativity were not left unrewarded because the Guinness World Records representatives have appointed Jon the owner of the largest gingerbread city in the world, and the sweet masterpiece has been exposed in the Science Museum, in Corona, New York on November 17.
Lovitch is a chef at the Restaurant Hotel New York Marriott and used 182 kg of candy, 227 kg of gingerbread and a ton of icing to build the layout of the metropolis-cake. In addition to road signs shaped like lollipops, Gingerbread Lane has a mini-rink, a fire unit, a school and a railway station.
To build the sweet city, the American bought the ingredients from shops located in villages in order to support small businesses.