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Boy Scouts Cub Pack 101 decorates Gingerbread cookies

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- An area cub scouts pack rolled up their sleeves Tuesday evening, as they went to work decorating gingerbread cookies. Their inspiration, Minnesota's largest edible gingerbread house, in the Kahler Grand Hotel's lobby.

While the Kahler's executive chef said he originally built the gingerbread house to create a positive distraction for Mayo patients during the holiday season, the sight to see has turned into an educational experience for some area kids.

Cub Scouts Pack 101 couldn't believe their eyes when they arrived at the hotel. Towering over them, a 16 feet tall and 12 feet long gingerbread house. The next stop was behind the scenes.

"It feels really cool that we got to see how they made it and stuff," said Zander House, a Cub Scout.

The Kahler Hotel's Executive Chef, Pasquale Presa, let the pack tour the kitchen, where the magic was made. Building the house all started with a few key ingredients, including 1300 pounds of flour. More than 3500 gingerbread bricks were cut out of the dough and baked in the oven, before being decorated. Following the tour, pack members got in on the action decorating treats. If it was made of sugar, you can bet it was on their cookies.

"Licorice, fruit snacks, gumballs, green and yellow frosting, just a little bit of yellow frosting," said Matthew Brodski.

These gingerbread bricks wont be building a house anytime soon - as Pack 101 had other plans for them.

If you're interested in checking out the gingerbread house it will be there through the Christmas season.

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