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Gingerbread man

Gingerbread man

The story of gingerbread begins at the 4th century BC, it is directly associated with the creation of bread. First facts about the gingerbread were found in Egyptian and Greek sources. Many traditions are associated with these cakes, which are cooked with honey and spices. In many parts of the world people have created museums of gingerbread. Especially in Western Europe and America gingerbread man and gingerbread house are very popular characters of different fairy tales, cartoons, which are connected to Christmas celebrations. There are being organized many annual competitions of cooking the bigest gingerbread man or gingerbread. The bigest gingerbread man enters the Guinness Book of Records, it was prepared in 2006, at Smitvil, Texas. It's weight is about 600 kg and height's 6 m.