Biggest chocolate eclair-world record set by The
CHICHESTER, UK -- Ambitious bakers at The
Swallow Bakery in North Street (Manager Alisha
de Lacey) made a whopping 11ft 10in long chocolate eclair,
containing eight pints of double cream, and a kilogram of
chocolate-which sets the world record for the Biggest
Photo: Staff at the Swallow
Bakery with the Biggest
chocolate eclair. /Photo Chichester Observer (enlarge
Bakers Lou Allen and Michaela
Heard took four hours to carefully construct the pastry
in the small kitchen, and then took more than an hour filling
it with cream, and spreading the chocolate on top.
Manager Alisha de Lacey: "I was trying
to work out how many calories are in it, but I don't think
I want to know. "I know the average cup cake has 230 calories,
but the actual eclair pastry doesn't have any sugar, it is
more about the fat content.
The order was placed by Rotherlea
in Petworth as part of its Pick a Wish campaign, when
residents write down their wishes and put them in a wish tin,
with a winner being picked out each week.
Manager at the bakery Alisha de
Lacey said: "I think it is brilliant – I am really pleased
we were asked. I'm quite competitive – we just want to be
the best. "I was trying to work out how many calories are
in it, but I don't think I want to know.
Fred Beer, 68, (photo left) asked
for the world's
biggest eclair and was lucky enough to have his name
drawn out. (enlarge
Activities co-ordinator at Rotherlea,
Ian-James Delves, said: "I contacted the Swallow
Bakery and manager Alisha de Lacey was more
than happy to help.
"Thanks to their generous support and the support
of the team at Rotherlea,
we have managed to make Fred's dream come true.
Manager Alisha de Lacey"I would quite
like to make the world's biggest cup cake now. If anyone has
any other interesting ideas, let us know."
World Record Academy: yes, we have;
make sure you have enough chocolate (like 2 big trucks...)
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February 19, 2009