Welcome to December, a time for rewatching Love Actually and reconnecting with all the delightful obsessives out there responsible for insane gingerbread architecture. Recently the Guinness Book of World Records declared this creation, lovingly and meticulously crafted over eight months by a Bronx cook and assembled on-set at the New York Hall of Science, in Queens, the world's largest gingerbread complex. "Gingerbread Lane," as the delicious village—a rambling complex with 157 buildings, including brownstones, a town hall, and a hot chocolate brewery—is named, consists of 164 structures made of 500 pounds of gingerbread, 400 pounds of candy, and, uh, 2,240 pounds of icing. Confectioners: consider this your call to arms.
· From a Bronx Apartment's Oven, a Gingerbread Colossus Rises in Queens [NYT via Curbed NY]
· All coverage of gingerbread houses [Curbed National]