4 lakh eggs, 22,000 kg sugar; 5.3 km-long cake at Rs 60 lakh creates World Record
Thrissur: Around 1300 pastry chefs from 300 bakeries across Kerala got together in Thrissur to create a whopping 5300-metre-long chocolate cake and create a new Guinness World Record.
The ‘Cakewalayam’ created around Ramanilayam here was held as part of the closing ceremony of the one-month-long Happy Days shopping festival.
The record breaking cake was prepared by lining up vanilla sponge cakes that are one-feet long, five inches wide and five inches tall, one after another. In all, seven circles of cakes were prepared at a cost of Rs 60 lakh.
To prepare the cake, chefs used 4 lakh eggs, 20,000 kilograms of maida, 22,000 kilograms of sugar and eight tonnes of chocolate essence.
After officials from Guinness World Records inspected its length and quality, the cake was cut and distributed to the public. The Guinness World Records certification was handed over to the Thrissur corporation officials.
The previous Guinness World Record was held by a cake prepared by Jiangsi Bakery Association during Sishi food festival in China. The 3188.62 metre cake was prepared by 60 chefs and 120 assistants after 23 hours of effort.