August 17, 2009
World’s largest cupcake made in Detroit
A Detroit company has set a world record for the largest single cupcake as a fundraiser for a breast cancer charity.
Ryan Abood of GourmetGiftsBasket.com said his company created the 7-foot-tall confection, which was certified by Guinness World Records as the largest cupcake ever made, with help from Merengue Bakery Cafe of California and Jensen Industries in Whitmore Lake, Mich., which donated the use of ovens normally used to bake airplane wings, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday.
Abood said the cupcake, created to raise funds for Passionately Pink for Cure, took 12 hours to bake and weighs 1,224 pounds. He said the cupcake's batter contained 800 eggs, 200 pounds of sugar and 200 pounds of flour.
It's estimated to be around 2 million calories, Abood said.