Gingerbread village creator eyes a fifth Guinness World Record
Jon Lovitch, creator of the world’s largest gingerbread village, is aiming for a fifth Guinness World Record.
Last January, the chef collected the Guinness record for creating 1,251 gingerbread houses. So far this year, Lovitch has completed more than 1,300 — with an end goal of building 1,350.
Lovitch’s Ginger Bread Lane — a non-profit seasonal display of a handmade gingerbread village — every year since 1994, and the Smithsonian Institution, Richmond, Va., Pittsburgh and the New York Hall of Science all have featured his displays.
He annually devotes nine months, 1,500 hours and 900-plus pounds of candy to piece together the houses, shops and edible snowmen.
“My favourite is when I’m … working on a piece, and you just hear something fall,” Lovitch, 41, tells Delish.com. “I’ve got 1,200 houses down there. What fell? How am I going to figure out where it is? How am I going to get it back on?”
GingerBread Lane, the brainchild of chef Jon Lovitch, is a non-profit seasonal display of a handmade gingerbread village he has personally prepared since 1994.