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Photos of the World’s Largest Cupcake in Covent Garden

July 16, 2009

The World’s Largest Cupcake
Covent Garden, London
July 16, 2009

Story by The Londonist

They came, they saw, they gobbled. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people brought a corner of Covent Garden to a standstill today as they waited for their slice of the world’s largest cupcake.

The giant cake positively glistened in the midday sun enjoying its fifteen minutes of fame, insensible as the cow at an abbatoir to its fate, while scores of onlookers with lips well licked and napkins stuffed into collars took in the scene with ravenous eyes.

Just gone 1pm, a knife was produced, and the first slice cut. By this point the sizeable crowd had formed into a more orderly queue, one that stretched beyond the London Transport Museum and out of the piazza. The ladies on slice-duty had their work cut out to feed them all — and by the time we left the scene at 1.30pm, they’d yet to really make much of a dent into the cake’s hefty flank.

More photos and story here.
10 Comments leave one →
  1. Brooke permalink
    July 20, 2009 9:22 pm

    omg. Its so cute…hugely cute. I wish I was their to partake in the madness!

  2. Michaela permalink
    July 20, 2009 3:40 am

    Wow! That is one huge cupcake!! It looks great though – and very tasty.

  3. Paris Pastry permalink
    July 19, 2009 1:06 pm

    Hey Zen Cupcake! I nominated your wonderful blog for the Kreativ Blogger Award!

  4. Debbie permalink
    July 18, 2009 10:08 pm

    It's so pretty! How fun.

  5. Magaly Guerrero permalink
    July 18, 2009 2:24 pm

    WOW! I want a date with that cupcake, I just doubt that either of us will survive it. I'm sure of something though, the cupcake will perish first lol

  6. Velo permalink
    July 18, 2009 12:28 pm

    wow wow pretty cupcakes!
    looks yummy!
    i wanna taste it!

  7. Kristin permalink
    July 18, 2009 2:08 am

    I love limoncello and I love cupcakes. What a perfect marriage!

  8. Lisa permalink
    July 17, 2009 9:56 pm

    omg! I wish I knew about this earlier…I totally would have headed to covent garden to see it! hahah. looks soo yummy!

  9. Little Miss Baker permalink
    July 17, 2009 3:47 pm

    ohhh that looks so tasty!! whats the flave??

  10. thatgirlblogs permalink
    July 17, 2009 1:26 am

    i can tell it tastes really really good, too! look at that pink icing!

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