Traditions Club with the Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II Design championship golf course, has partnered with the St. Joseph Health System to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for the World’s Largest Gingerbread House. All net profits acquired are donated to St. Joseph’s Level II Trauma Center which is a 501(c)(3).
The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/1/largest-gingerbread-house-) adjudicator, Philip Robertson, was there Saturday, November 30th to verify the record-breaking 39,201.8 cubic-foot structure. The previous record holder was 36,600 cubic feet and was built inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Traditions Club Executive Chef, Michael Menchaca, lead the baking team to success. The house at Traditions Club is 60 feet by 42 feet and is 20.11 feet tall at its highest point. It was constructed using 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds of flour and close to 3,000 pounds of brown sugar. Add to this 22,304 pieces of candy that are attached to it. Totaling 36 million calories!