The World's Largest Cupcake
Sounds Yummy!! LOL. Well a giant sized cup cake which may seem to be made for Goliath or for Mr. Godzilla has been made at the Covent Garden Real Food Market in London.
This is surely a dream come true for a cake lover. A giant cream filled delight with large quantities of vanilla and buttercream with a generous addition of icing and sugar. To add to the delight is a large but fake cherry. Hmm, mouth watering indeed. If words could bring saliva in our mouths, imagine what would a sight of the cake would do.
Cake lovers in Central London will surely be getting a look at this eye candy, oops, the real candy I should say.
Measuring 1.25m by 1.2m and weighing just over 150kg, containing 200 eggs and taking around 50 hours to make, it even had its own set of six foot tall, burly bodyguards surrounding it.
"It looks a bit like a Disney cake. I think someone might jump out of it," said one lady who had come to see it in her lunch hour. She was right about the Disney bit; this giant, baked and iced by award-winning cake decorator Michelle Wibowo to celebrate Covent Garden Real Food Market was the stuff of every wide-eyed five year old's princess dreams. Lots of of pink, lots of sugar and, well, just a tiny bit over-the-top looking too.
"Oh it just looks so good, mummy," breathed one little girl waiting in the queue, who looked so desperate for a slice I thought she might cry if she didn't get some icing pronto.
The team behind the cake are confident that it is the largest cupcake ever attempted, beating American Food Network presenter Duff Goldman's effort at creating one that weighed 65kg last year.
Michelle said it took her five days to complete her masterpiece. "I used easily over 50kgs of sugar. I dread to think how many calories it has." For want of an oven large enough, she whipped up batches and batches of smaller sponges and then layered and carved them into a cupcake shape. "The decorating is the fun part. The more icing the better."
At least a couple of hundred people (if not more) queued to get a slice of cake (apparently there was enough to feed 2,000; an hour later the queue was still snaking round the market at Covent Garden). And when the cake was first cut, there was a massive round of applause and whoops from cupcake aficionados, many of whom had made a special trip just to see the baked bonanza.
A bunch of 14 year-olds (shouldn't they have been at school?) - all called Elly and Gabby and Sammy and Missy - had come from Derby just to see it. "We love it" they all gushed. "It's really fluffy", "It's so pretty", "We want more", they each splurted in between mouthfuls.