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Photos of World's Largest Cupcake in Covent Garden, London, England

Covent Garden Cupcake Takes the Cake as World's Largest

The cupcake craze is hardly over. Yesterday, hundreds of cupcake consumers crowded London's Covent Garden to witness the cutting of what is now the world's largest cupcake. The oversized confection, which was baked and iced by acclaimed pastry chef Michelle Wibowo, was created to honor the city's Covent Garden Real Food Market, and weighed over 330 pounds. Other important statistics: The cupcake measured 1.25-x-1.2 meters (approximately 4-x-4 feet), and was designed to feed 2,000 people, requiring more than 50 hours of labor and 200 eggs.To make a pastry of such scale, Wibowo, over the course of five days, whipped up batches of smaller-sized sponge cakes, and layered them, eventually carving the masterpiece into a cupcake shape. "I dread to think how many calories it has," she remarked. I'm still attempting to wrap my head around the fact that a cupcake — which, by definition, is a miniature cake — can weigh in at over 300 pounds. Then again, I suppose, with all its layers, that the pièce de résistance is technically more cake than it is cupcake. Still, I'd love to get my hands on some of it. What do you think of the gargantuan creation?

Photo by flickr user BitchBuzz

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PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
Wow, now that's a big yummy cupcake.
Taniusik Taniusik 8 years
A bakery in Mall of America is in the process of making a 100+ lb cupcake and unlike the guys in UK they're baking it as one whole cupcake. Will see how it's going to turn out. I think they're going to reveal it tomorrow, 7.20
wunami wunami 8 years
So it's not only not baked in a "cup"...it's actually baked in a bunch of pieces and then assembled and carved into a cupcake shape. At best, it should win the largest cupcake shaped cake record.
Marci Marci 8 years
Num! Now I'm dying for something sweet.
havok636 havok636 8 years
i don't care if it's shaped like a cupcake; if it isn't baked in a cup, it doesn't count
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I think it looks awesome! What a cool idea :)
miamixo miamixo 8 years
Yummy,I want a piece. It's cute and massive!
chancleta chancleta 8 years
Brilliant
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