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US News Sweet! Indian bakers make world's 'longest' cake

12:45  16 january  2020
12:45  16 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Hundreds of bakers and chefs in southern India came together Wednesday to create what they said is the world ' s longest cake -- about 6.5 kilometres (four miles). AFP / Arun SANKAR Pending confirmation, the cake is about twice the length of the previous record held by a Chinese fruitcake.

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It was a record-baking effort. Hundreds of bakers and chefs in southern India came together Wednesday to create what they said is the world's longest cake -- about 6.5 kilometres (four miles).

They spread chocolate ganache on the serpentine dessert stretched out on thousands of tables and desks at a festival ground and adjoining roads in the coastal state of Kerala's Thrissur city.

a person standing in front of a crowd: About 1,500 bakers and chefs prepared the serpentine dessert atop thousands of tables and desks © Arun SANKAR About 1,500 bakers and chefs prepared the serpentine dessert atop thousands of tables and desks

The vanilla cake, four inches (10 centimetres) wide and thick, weighed in at about 27,000 kilograms (59,500 pounds).

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LATEST NEWS. Sweet ! Indian bakers make world ' s South & Central Asia. YUM. A baker prepares an approximatively 6.5-km long cake as an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cake , in Thrissur in south Indian state of Kerala on January 15, 2020.

Hundreds of bakers and chefs in southern India came together Wednesday to create what they said is the world ' s longest cake -- about 6.5 kilometers.

About 1,500 bakers and chefs, wearing traditional whites and toque blanche caps, spent nearly four hours to put it together using 12,000 kilograms of sugar and flour.

The vanilla cake had chocolate ganache © Arun SANKAR The vanilla cake had chocolate ganache

Large crowds watched the event organised by Bakers Association Kerala (BAKE). The group's secretary general, Naushad, said Guinness World Records had assessed the cake as being 6,500 metres but their confirmation of the exact length was pending.

That much cake would surpass the Guinness record held by Chinese bakers in Zixi county who made a fruitcake almost 3.2 kilometres long in 2018.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Pending confirmation, the cake is about twice the length of the previous record held by a Chinese fruitcake © Arun SANKAR Pending confirmation, the cake is about twice the length of the previous record held by a Chinese fruitcake

"This is an effort to showcase our skills to the world," Naushad, who uses one name, told AFP. 

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It was a record-baking effort. Hundreds of bakers and chefs in southern India came together Wednesday to create what they said is the world ' s longest cake -- about 6.5 kilometres (four miles). About 1

Hundreds of bakers and chefs in southern India came together Wednesday to create what they said is the world ' s longest cake -- about 6.5 kilometres (four That much cake would surpass the Guinness record held by Chinese bakers in Zixi county who made a fruitcake almost 3.2 kilometres long in 2018.

"We ensured hygiene and taste are up to the mark." 

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