Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Largest Lamington-world record set in Ipswich
IPSWICH, Australia -- Celebrating world National
Lamington Day, Ipswich locals have built a 1320kg lamington
(a famous chocolate and coconut-covered cake)-setting the
world record for the Largest
Photo: Bakers have been cooking
for two days to produce the 1.5 metre high cake using 200
litres of egg, 535 kilograms of sponge mix, 75 kilograms of
jam and 68 kilos of desiccated coconut. / Photo by ABC Local
Radio: Rebecca Levingston (enlarge
Ipswich councillor Paul Tully says: "It's
a pretty big lamington, about ... half the size of a small
family sedan," he said. "There'll be the equivalent of 20,000
small lamingtons, it's a pretty big lamington in anyone's
President of the Queensland Law Society, solicitor
Ian Berry, oversaw the weigh-in and will sign the documents
to attest to the lamington's size and weight.
"On behalf of Lord Lamington, I officially declare
Ipswich the home of the world's
largest lamington," Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale declared.
The giant lamington was cut in the presence
of Lord Lamington's great grandson Alex Scrimgeour and great
granddaughter Belinda Leigh, both visiting Australia.
Photo: Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale (right)
and councillor Paul Tully prepare to slice a giant lamington
/ ABC News: Rebecca Levingston (enlarge
The Australia's famous cake is said to be
created after a maidservant to Lord Lamington at Government
House in Brisbane accidentally dropped the governor's favourite
sponge cake into some melted chocolate.
Not one to waste food, Lord Lamington suggested
the chocolate-covered sponge be rolled in coconut to avoid
messy fingers and the lamington was born.
The previous world record for the largest Lamington
was set in Melbourne in 2005 with a one tonne lamington.
It took more than three days to bake about 90
giant slabs of sponge cake to make up the 1.3 tonne lamington.
The giant lamington will be distributed
- in small pieces - to council and road workers. John Grant
has loaned the Mayor two utes to carry the giant cake to homeless
shelters and to workmen on the Ipswich Motorway.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009