How To Build a Gingerbread House the Size of Your Actual House

It’s that time of year to dust off the baking equipment, and make your obligatory gingerbread house. And, if you’ve always wanted to make a gingerbread replica of your own home, but suck at adjusting recipe quantities, this is your year.

The Tastiest House You’ll Ever Build by Movoto Real Estate, is a handy calculator that will take the square footage of your house — then provide the ingredients needed, and the actual cost to build your yummy new home. Now… What’s it cost to fill my swimming pool with milk?

For example, the typical 2,500-square-foot American home would break down as follows…

  • Butter: 4,803 cups
  • Brown sugar: 4,803 cups
  • Molasses: 2,402 cups
  • Cinnamon: 9,606 tablespoons
  • Ginger: 14,409 tablespoons
  • Cloves: 9,606 teaspoons
  • Baking Soda: 19,212 teaspoons
  • All-purpose Flour: 19,212 cups
  • Water: 19,212 tablespoons
  • Cost: $68,217

[link, via BuzzFeed Food]

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