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Wrigley Field replica made of gingerbread exists

Photo from Forest Hills Country Club

Wrigley Field is one of the most iconic venues in all of sport.

It opened in 1914, and while it has been renovated and upgraded over the years, it is still a stadium that harkens back to a time long ago.

Apparently, it’s also delicious.

As told by the Rockford Star, chef Gerald Madero of Rockford, IL, created a replica Wrigley Field made of gingerbread.

Madero had experience in construction, which he said helped him in this venture. The head chef at Forest Hills Country Club built the gingerbread Wrigley to highlight the club’s annual Gingerbread Brunch as well as celebrate the World Series victory by the Cubs.

“Every year we do a display. We were just kicking around ideas and everybody thought it would be cool if we did Wrigley Field,” the East High School graduate said. “I said I could totally do that. I love the challenge. The Cubs win is just the perfect thing — 108 years. What could be better?”

The project measures 4 feet by 4 feet and took more than 70 hours over about two weeks to build. It also weighs more than 400 pounds. Most of it is edible, with windows made of gelatin, edible paper on the scoreboard and seats made of crackers. The floors are made of cookies, and icing helps make up the trim.

The only part of the setup that should not be eaten is the players, who are made of Legos.

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