February 20, 2012
With the cold weather forcing me to stay inside, drink tea and eat cake in order to facilitate an extra layer of insulation to get me through this cold snap (any excuse!) I have got to thinking about cakes in general – what is the biggest cake ever made… How many Jaffa cakes can be eaten in 1 minute and other cake/sweet based conundrums…
The answers to these important questions are not as easy to find as you may think, so here is a run done on some of the most interesting cake/sweet related records I have managed to find in between slices of my most recent cake creations… Enjoy!
Worlds Largest Wedding Cake
Measuring 17 feet tall and weighing a whopping 15,032lbs, the worlds largest wedding cake had 7 tiers and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. The cake was displayed at their New England bridal showcase on 8 February 2004.
The cake is vanilla flavored and decorated with bows and hearts. Ingredients included 10,000 pounds of cake batter and 4,810 pounds of creamy vanilla and almond frosting.
Most Jaffa Cakes eaten in 1 minute:
The most Jaffa Cakes eaten in one minute is 8 by Gustav Schulz (UK) in Essex, UK. Hmm I’m sure this is one I could certainly challenge…
Largest cupcake / Fairy cake:
The largest cupcake weighs 1,176.6 kg (2,594 lb) and was achieved by Georgetown Cupcake (USA) at Georgetown Cupcake’s national shipping headquarters in Sterling, Virginia, USA, on 2 November 2011. It took 600 pounds of butter cream to frost the thing, which came topped with Jawbreaker candy as sprinkles. Yum. 🙂
The largest piece of toffee weighed 1.33 tonnes and was created by Susie’s South Forty Confections, Inc of Midland, Texas, USA in 2002. That would take a serious amount of time to eat!
With thanks to:
Guinness World Records – http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com