For the second time in a row, gingerbread artist Roger Pelcher earned Guinness World Record recognition for building the world's largest gingerbread house. The 67-foot tall gingerbread structure was a 2006 holiday feature at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. Including the metal framing, it took nine days to build. This sweet dream home beat Pelcher's previous record by 10 feet.
While Hansel and Gretel's evil witch might have felt at home in the gingerbread house, it was actually occupied by animated elves. They busily decorated larger-than-life gingerbread men cookies in the "gingerbread factory" that occupied part of the structure's 1,496 feet of confectionery living space.