About 1,500 bakers and chefs in Kerala have created a cake, stretching 6.5 km (4.03891 miles) and weighing 27,000 kg (59524.811 lbs) in Guinness World Record attempt.
The vanilla cake, 10 cm wide and thick, would likely surpass the Guinness record held by Chinese bakers who made a fruitcake almost 3.2 kilometers long in 2018.
According to a report in the Guardian and other media outlets in India, large crowds watched the event which was organized by Bakers Association Kerala (BAKE). The group’s secretary general, Naushad, who uses one name, said Guinness World Records had assessed the cake as being 6,500 m but its confirmation of the exact length was pending.
The Guardian report said they spread chocolate ganache on the serpentine dessert which was stretched out on thousands of tables and desks at a festival ground and adjoining roads in Thrissur.
The report said the bakers and chefs, wearing traditional whites and toque blanche caps, spent nearly four hours Jan. 15 putting the cake together using 12,000 kg of sugar and flour.
“This is an effort to showcase our skills to the world,” Naushad was quoted as saying. “We ensured hygiene and taste are up to the mark.”