World's heaviest cake sets new record in Bucharest

30th December 2008, Comments 0 comments

The cake, which was covered with fruit and whipped cream and decorated with the Romanian and European Union flags along with the words "Happy New Year 2009," was commissioned by the city for the annual winter festivities.

Bucharest -- Bucharest set a new record Sunday for the world's heaviest cake, weighing in at 281 kilograms (619 pounds), after two other bids this week for the longest sausage and biggest Christmas give-away.

The cake, which was covered with fruit and whipped cream and decorated with the Romanian and European Union flags along with the words "Happy New Year 2009", was commissioned by the city for the annual winter festivities.

After weighing the large pastry, a representative of the Guiness Book of World Records handed Mayor Sorin Oprescu a document certifying the record.

The cake was then distributed to some of the hundreds of Bucharest residents, including many children, who had come to feast their eyes on the delicious torte.

Last Sunday, Bucharest claimed the world's biggest-ever Christmas give-away, when 3,939 people dressed as Father Christmas handed out gifts to children in the streets.

Saturday, the city made a bid for the world's longest smoked sausage, measuring 392 meters (1,286 feet) and weighing 150 kilograms.

AFP/Expatica

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