China sets the world records for the World's Longest Christmas Cake, this Christmas cake was one kilometer long, and also achieved new Guinness World Record in Shanghai on Thursday during a charity event to raise funds for children with cancer. Wow. Could you imagine a 1km long Christmas cake?
The world's longest ever Christmas cake, a 1,068 meter-long (3,504 foot) vanilla flavoured log with a bitter chocolate frosting, was created by 80 cooks from the five star Pudong Shangri-la Hotel. Preparation took several days and the final set up involved 150 staff members working for 24 hours straight, with the cake placed on 156 tables lined up in the hotel lobby. How about the ingredients?
This Longest Christmas Cake ever required 904 organic eggs, 1,045 kilograms (2,304 pounds) of wheat flour, 209 kilograms (461 pounds) of cane sugar, 633 liters (1,114 pints) of fresh cream, 401 kilograms (884 pounds) of bitter chocolate and 34 kilograms (75 pounds) of vanilla from Tahiti.
The previous record for a Christmas log cake was achieved by French chefs in Paris exactly a year ago, on December 1st, 2010, according to Guinness World Records. It measured 207.8 meters (682 feet). Chefs in Shanghai intended to make the cake stretch out for 888 meters (2,913 feet), so the announcement of the final length far exceeded expectations.
The cake was sliced immediately and sold to the public for 2 yuan (0.31 US dollars) per piece. Proceeds from the sale of the cake will be used to support the medical needs of four children undergoing chemotherapy treatment in Shanghai.
Via : NDTV.com