Christmas came early for the Chicago Cubs this year when they triumphed over the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, marking the end of a 108-year-long championship drought. What else could the team possibly wish for this holiday season?
A 400-pound gingerbread version of Wrigley Field, obviously.
Masterminded by chef Gerald Madero of the Forest Hills Country Club in Rockford, Illinois, the gigantic sugary sports arena took more than 70 hours to assemble, according to the Rockford Register Star. Almost the entire thing is edible, including the gelatin windows and scoreboard made of edible paper. (Not the players, however — those are Legos.)
Individual pieces of Golden Grahams cereal were used for each seat, ladyfingers line the upper deck, and the field appears to be made out of shredded coconut that’s been tinted green, with crushed cookies used for the gingerbread portion.
Tragically, Madero says his architectural wonder will be hitting the trash as of January 1. That’s probably for the best, though, as consuming this behemoth would likely end in a 108-year-long stomachache.
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