Thrissur | A 600 foot long cake made by bakers of Kozhikode today made it to the Limca Book of Records (LBR) as the longest cake in the country.
The one and a half foot thick cake, weighing 3,120 kg, was on display at the three-day long Bake Expo 2014 which began on October 30 at nearby Puzhakkal under the auspices of the Bakers Association, Kerala.
The cake was designed and baked by a team led by Kozhikode based baker P Ramesh. The Creative Head of the LBR, P P Peter handed over the certificate of record to Ramesh after cross-checking details submitted by the team.
About 700 images had been put up for display at the Expo including that of 112-year-old Kunjannam, who entered the LMR yesterday as the oldest woman in India, freedom fighters, social reformers, politicians and celebrities. There were also images of the cultural heritage of Thrissur and the famous Thrissur Pooram.
Association’s President, P M Sankaran said that a cake was made in 1883 for the first time in India at Thalassery (Kannur), though baking was started there in 1880. The Expo was organised in connection with the 131st anniversary of cake manufacturing in India, Sankaran said.
Earlier, the longest cake was 353 feet long was made at Thalassery in 2012 in connection with the 129th anniversary celebrations of cake making. There were also an ornamental cakes making competition in which hundreds of bakers participated.
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