MINNEAPOLIS, Minn, USA -- Cakes.com, the
world's largest cake decoration supplier, presented a 150.7
pounds cupcake, including 15 pounds of fudge filling and 60
pounds of yellow icing-which sets the world record for the
Photo: JodiLee Knops celebrates setting the world
record for the world's
largest cupcake at the Minneapolis Mall of America. The
solid cupcake measures roughly 1 foot high by 2 feet wide
and weighs 150 pounds.
largest cupcake stood 12 inches tall and 24 inches wide.
A candle topped the creation, bringing the total height to
4 feet. The cupcake's final size yielded 1,500 servings.
record cupcake was made as part of a celebration of the
10th anniversary of Nickelodeon character SpongeBob SquarePants
held at Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe.
The creators of the record
breaking cupcake is DecoPac, which is promoted as “the
world’s largest cake decoration supplier and marketer.”
"This is a thrill and an honor for cakes.com,"
said Jamie Miller, cakes.com. "This accomplishment would not
be possible without the support of our event partners Cub
Foods, Best Brands, and Signature Brands. Along with our pastry
chef JodiLee Knops, they collaborated to make this record
The cupcake was created as part of
the Mall's celebration of SpongeBob SquarePants' 10th anniversary.
Mall visitors were able to view the cupcake in the Best Buy
Rotunda, where the cupcake sat atop a tower containing 2,500
Cupcakes were given away throughout the day,
and visitors were invited to customize their own cupcake at
one of the "decoration stations" set up in the rotunda.
Event partners included: American Greetings,
Anagram International, Cub Foods, GiddyUp, Paramount Pictures,
Random House, Rich's, Signature Brands, Simon Spotlight, and
Cakes.com is the consumer website of DecoPac.
Company spokeswoman Jamie Miller said
the giant cupcake will go to a pig farm. The company decided
against giving away pieces to mall patrons because most would
not have had frosting. Instead, cakes.com gave away 4,000
In 1919, family-owned McGlynn’s Bakery opened
in Minneapolis, and in 1965, McGlynn’s revolutionized cake
decorating by turning it into entertainment as bakers decorated
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