It took the chefs at the Pudong Shangri-la Hote in China seven days to bake and sweeten the longest Christmas cake which measures 1,068 metres (3,504 feet).
So far as the ingredients are concerned, 1045kg of flour, 904 organic eggs, 209kg sugar, 401 kg of bitter chocolate and 34 kig of Tahitian vanilla were used to make the unique sponge cake.
According the pastry chef Yusuf Yaran, his team made the sponge cake, baked it and after it cooled down, they made their vanilla cream and added the chocolate frosting all over the cake. It took a total of 150 staff to make the final candy decorations and the final presentation which included arranging 156 tables. The final arrangements took a long 24 hour period.
When the final presentation was done in the hotel lobby, they started measuring the cake and although their original target was to make a cake of 888 meters, they were amazed to see that their cake was longer than originally targeted. After the measurement, the cake was sliced and sold to the public and the proceeds will go into financing the chemotherapy treatment of four children in Shanghai.
As a reminder, the previous record holders were of French origin and had a cake measuring 207 meters.