London is now the home of the worlds largest Gingerbread Airport

Must See 14/12/2018

Home baked gingerbread houses may be becoming more common around Christmas time, but Heathrow Airport in London has gone next level and built an entire gingerbread airport.

The creation was put together by Great British Bake Off 2016 winner, Candice Brown, along with food specialist Michele Wibowo.
The 50kg construction took 200 hours to make and ten people to construct. It contains over 1000 gingerbread pieces and measures 40m, squared.

The ingredients probably do to the body what airport pollution does to the atmosphere, however. There's 20kg of flour, 30kg of sugar and 20kg of butter.

Its entire cooked weight would incur excess baggage charges if it were to go on a flight, weighing 50kg.

The gingerbread construction features four of Heathrow's terminals, runways and control tower.

It was built after a new study commissioned by Heathrow Airport found that 25 percent of British people consider the smell of gingerbread as the one that reminds them of Christmas the most. One gingerbread item is sold within Heathrow's terminals every minute during December.

The survey also revealed that Brits are early risers on Christmas Day, waking up on average at 7.42am, before opening gifts at 9.12am. Most have taken a selfie by 11.11am and the first family argument is usually underway by 12.47pm.

Their first alcoholic beverage is popped open at around at 1.22pm and the Christmas meal is served up at 2.48pm. The post lunch nap takes place at 4.13pm and bed time arrives at 10.58pm.