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PMU displays ginerbread house

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Bruce Haumesser, Purdue University's executive chef, decorates a life-size gingerbread house on Wednesday (12/10) in the Purdue Memorial Union's Great Hall while visitors listen to holiday music performed by the 7th and 8th grade choir from Lafayette Christian School. The wood-framed gingerbread house is decorated with 180 pounds of edible gingerbread, 150 pounds of powdered sugar frosting, 1,000 graham cracker shingles, 144 candy canes, 20 pounds of gum drops, 10 pounds of red licorice, 300 cookies and six pounds of ribbon candy. The gingerbread house, which debuted last year, is 9 feet tall, 6 feet deep and 5 feet wide.

(Purdue News Service photo/David Umberger)