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History of the World’s Largest Cupcakes

August 17, 2009

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Current Guinness World Record Holder
as the World’s Largest Cupcake

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Guinness World Record Ceremony

Cupcakes are very competitive! Record’s for the title of the world’s largest cupcake have fallen fast and furious. How long do you think the current cupcake record will stand?

* March 30, 2008, Duff Goldman from Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, held the record for his foot tall and 61.4 pound cupcake. Goldman created the cupcake for a charity bake sale supporting the Great American Bake Sale, which raised $10,000 and awareness for Share Our Strength, a charity working to fight hunger across America. Guinness World Records later rescinded the award, because the Ace of Cakes’ star baked the cupcake in two parts.

Photo from Share Our

Photo from Share Our

Duff Goldman and Sandra Lee
with former title holder

* In June 2009, Meringue Bakery created the word’s largest cupcake for Paris Hilton’s BFF reality show, but it was ineligible for competition because it was also baked in two parts. This cupcake was 7 feet tall and weighed 8000 pounds.

Team of Merengue Bakery Crew
Created Paris Hilton’s Giant Cupcake
by MerengueBakery

Merengue Bakery Crew and Paris Hilton
by MerengueBakery

The Merengue Cupcake was completely edible, requiring 8000 eggs, 4000 lbs of flour and a lot of hard work! The cupcake was destroyed on television. The cupcake was used in Episode 3 of season 2 of “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF.” ” What’s On The Inside And The Outside Counts” Contestants were required to dig through the cupcake to find the egg that contained Paris’s friendship ring.

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Paris Hilton’s My New BFF
” What’s On The Inside And The Outside Counts”

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* July 16, 2009, London’s Covent Garden displayed what was described as the world’s largest cupcake. It was baked and iced by award-winning cake decorator Michelle Wibowo to celebrate Covent Garden Real Food Market.

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Covent Garden Cupcake

* July 19, 2009, was crowned the new record holder with its 150 pound cupcake creation of SpongeBob Squarepants. The cupcake contained 15 pounds of fudge filling and 60 pounds of yellow icing. Baked by JodiLee Knops,the cupcake was created as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of Nickelodeon character SpongeBob SquarePants held at the Mall of America’s.

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World Record
SpongeBob Squarepants Cupcake
The title lasted 28 days

* August 16, 2009, sponsors the Guinness World Record Largest Cupcake. The world’s largest cupcake measured 4 feet tall and 10 feet wide at a cost of $10,000. It weighed in at 1224 pounds and contained 2 million calories. The cupcake was given out to the crowds at the Detroit event, with all donations to the Susan G. Komen’s Passionately Pink for the Cure.

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Getting Frosted Before the Weigh-In

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