Dominion Post photo by William Wotring A closeup of the gingerbread building.
Dominion Post photo by William Wotring
A closeup of the gingerbread building.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What can you make with more than 100 pounds of gingerbread, $300-$400 in candy and 150 man hours?

A festive gingerbread replica of WVU’s Erickson Alumni Center.

Work began in July to craft the model — which is scaled to about 125th the size of the real building, Executive Chef Scott Spiker said.

WVU’s engineering department provided blueprints that staffers — primarily Aaron Jeffries and Ruth Thomas — used as a template