Giant 4ft, 1,224lbs cupcake sets new world record
London, August 19 (ANI): A giant cupcake, standing 4ft tall and weighing 1,224 pounds, has entered the Guinness Book of Records.
The hefty cake beat the previous record of 151 lbs to become the world's largest when unveiled in Detroit, Michigan, US.
The brainchild of American firm Gourmet Gift Baskets, the cupcake, with a mouth-watering circumference of 11ft, was baked over the course of 12 hours.
Made from 200 lbs of flour, 200 lbs of sugar, 200 lbs of butter and 800 eggs, the 2,000,000 calories dessert was covered with frosting and custard.
Ryan Abood, CEO of GourmetGiftBaskets.com, got together a "dream team", including master-baker George Algarin, to begin work on the cake five days before the slated unveiling.
"We started off with a goal of a 7,000 lb cupcake but fate intervened on Friday morning when the baking was supposed to be complete," the Telegraph quoted Abood as saying.
"The huge 8x8ft oven was opened and we found that the weight of the expanding batter crushed one of the main convection tubes blowing hot air into the heart of the cupcake causing cup-cake to ollapse," Abood added. (ANI)