1320kg lamington a contender for Guinness world record

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Melbourne, July 21 (ANI): A possible record-breaking 1320kg lamington is being given the finishing touches, to celebrate world National Lamington Day.

The giant cake has been made by Ipswich locals, who hope that it would make it to the Guinness Book of Records.

President of the Queensland Law Society, solicitor Ian Berry, oversaw the weigh-in and will sign the documents to attest to the lamington's size and weight.

"On behalf of Lord Lamington, I officially declare Ipswich the home of the world's largest lamington," the Courier Mail quoted Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale as saying.

The famous chocolate and coconut-covered cake was named after the former Queensland Governor, Lord Lamington, and was cut in the presence of his great grandson Alex Scrimgeour and great granddaughter Belinda Leigh, both visiting Australia.

Scrimgeour said that he had never tried lamingtons until a week ago.

According to the report, the look on his face, as he ate a slice, seemed to show that he wished he had not tried it.

The country's famous cake is said to be created after a maidservant to Lord Lamington at Government House in Brisbane accidentally dropped the governor's favourite sponge cake into some melted chocolate.

Not one to waste food, Lord Lamington suggested the chocolate-covered sponge be rolled in coconut to avoid messy fingers and the lamington was born.

The giant lamington will be distributed in small pieces to council and road workers. (ANI)

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