WORLD Sweet! Indian bakers make world's 'longest' cake

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

AFP

20:19, January 16, 2020

It was a record-baking effort. Some 1,500 bakers and chefs in southern India came together Wednesday to create what they said to be the world's longest cake, measuring about 6.5 kilometers.

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About 1,500 bakers and chefs prepared the serpentine dessert atop thousands of tables and desks. (Photos: AFP)

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.

The vanilla cake, 10 centimeters wide and thick, weighed about 27,000 kilograms.

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

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

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That much cake would surpass the Guinness record held by Chinese bakers in Zixi County, in northeastern Jiangxi Province, who made a fruitcake almost 3.2 kilometers long in 2018.

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

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

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