Largest ice cream cake: Dairy Queen Canada sets world record (HD Video)
TORONTO, Canada -- To mark the 30th birthday of the chain's much-loved ice cream cake, Dairy Queen Canada made history with its gigantic 10.13 tonne ice cream cake, containing more than 20,000 pounds of ice cream, over 200 pounds of sponge cake, more than 300 pounds of icing and OREO crumble - which sets the new world record for the Largest ice cream cake.
The previous Guinness world record for the largest ice cream cake was set in Beijing, at 17,637 pounds.
Guinness World Records also recognized the longest ice cream dessert: a sundae measuring 39.77 m (130 ft 6 in) prepared by The Kids Club (USA) in Brunswick, Georgia, USA.
The World's Largest ice cream cake took 100 DQ experts 14 hours to complete.
The event was held to mark the 30th birthday of the chain's much-loved ice cream cake.
The Largest ice cream cake in the world was assembled live in the Square, giving Torontonians and tourists the chance to witness history-in-the-making and enjoy a free slice of the iconic cake topped with OREO.
Dairy Queen beat the previous Guinness world record for the world's largest ice cream cake, which was set in Beijing in 2006, by nearly 500 pounds. That cake weighed in at 17,637 pounds.
"After 30 years and 52 million cakes, we thought that building a 10-tonne cake would be a great challenge for our team and would help us raise "tonnes" of money for Children's Miracle Network and The Hospital for Sick Children.
All in all, it took nearly 100 people over a year to plan for this record attempt, and we couldn't be happier with the result," said Denise Hutton, Vice President of Marketing at Dairy Queen Canada.
"We've been working around the clock to get the cake finished and now to see so many people enjoying a Dairy Queen treat on a gorgeous spring day while supporting our favourite charity, the work has all been worth it," said Peter White, Executive Vice President of Operations at Dairy Queen Canada.
International Dairy Queen (IDQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops licenses and services a system of more than 5,700 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and other foreign countries.
IDQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company owned by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.