3 Jul 2010

Giant cake in meltdown

12:07 pm on 3 July 2010

A towering cake vying to be the world's biggest, lasted one day outdoors in Paris, before it wilted in a sweltering heatwave.

The cake, nearly eight metres tall, had to be taken down because it was starting to look more like the leaning Tower of Pisa.

Fortunately, a representative from the Guinness Book of Records was there to assess the short-lived creation.

It took 628kg of flour, 508kg of sugar, 350 eggs and 18kg of butter to make.