Get ready to file this away in your Ideas for Party Small Talk file, folks, because we're about to break it down: just how much gingerbread would it take to build a life-size gingerbread house? We know you've thought about it. A lot. Ok, fine. Maybe not a lot. Whatever. The point is, we have an answer.
Thanks to Movoto Real Estate, who sent us their gingerbread house infographic, we now know that it would take approximately 9,608 "batches" of gingerbread and 7,500 pounds of frosting to build a typical 2,500-square-foot American home. In terms of ingredients, that means you'd need:
- 4,803 cups of butter
- 4,803 cups of brown sugar
- 2,402 cups of molasses
- 9,606 tablespoons of cinnamon
- 14,409 tablespoons of ginger
- 9,606 teaspoons of clove
- 19,212 teaspoons of baking soda
- 19,212 cups of all-purpose flour
- 19,212 tablespoons of water
Try it yourself with your home's dimensions. And the next time your kid asks you, "Hey Mom/Dad, how much gingerbread would it take to..." you can feel free to cut them off mid-way through the question. "After quickly and impressively doing the math in my head, I've concluded it would take 9,608 batches of gingerbread." Watch jaws drop.
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