By Jaya Kumar
Salem (Tamil Nadu) June 1 : Students of a hotel management institute in Salem city of Tamil Nadu have prepared a giant cake, shaped as a cricket bat, and dedicated to the cricket's popularity and ongoing Indian Premier Leagure (IPL) tourney.
A group of 10 students of the Chenney Institute of Hotel Management in Salem made it possible by working for a marathon 18 hours for the cake.
The giant cake weighs 1,155 kilograms and measures 21 feet in length with the blade of the bat measuring 6 feet in width.
High quality ingredients including 285 kilograms of flour, 285 kilograms of sugar, 315 kilograms of butter and 630 kilograms of icing sugar, three litres of Vanilla essence, 24 kilograms of cake jelly and 1,200 eggs were used.
"Till date, I have not seen any such cake being made in any college. It is a great achievement and 10 students of our college have made it in a short time. I'm proud of them. This preparation shows the creativity of students and many five star hotels take a longer time than us to make such a cake," said Satish, a student of the Chenney Institute of Hotel Management, Salem.
The cake will be available for public viewing at the college campus here for ten days.
"We have prepared this cake to create a record of the heaviest cake in India. Actually BCCI's new invention (IPL) is a great hit in the country and we made this cake to increase its popularity among cricket lovers and let all of the enjoy," said K. Kathivaran, Principal of Chenney Institute of Hotel Management, Salem.
Meanwhile, in the process, the students also broke the earlier record for baking a cake weighing 600 kgs, incidentally, prepared at the same institute.
Interestingly, the students broke their own institute's record of largest cake which also happened to be an all India record weighing 600 kilograms.