Most cupcakes iced in an hour: world record set at Mall of America (VIDEO)
Bloomington, MN, USA -- The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, celebrated its 25th anniversary by setting the new world record for the Most cupcakes iced in an hour, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: People decorate cupcakes in an attempt to beat a World Record for the most cupcakes iced in one hour during Mall of America's 25th birthday celebration, in Bloomington, Minn. Photo: Courtney Pedroza /Star Tribune (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest cupcake mosaic measures 138.56 m² (1,491.44 ft²) and was made by THE SPAR GROUP (PTY) LTD (South Africa), in Durban, South Africa, on 5 September 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest cupcake; it weighs 1,176.6 kg (2,594 lb) and was achieved by Georgetown Cupcake (USA) at Georgetown Cupcake's national shipping headquarters in Sterling, Virginia, USA, on 2 November 2011.
"As we look ahead beyond our 25th birthday, we expect to include more entertainment in our retail mix, and continue to integrate digital tools to help enhance the guest's stay," said Greta Anderson, a spokeswoman for the mall. "We've succeeded in leading the retail and entertainment space for 25 years, and it's been a great ride."
The anniversary celebration included a one-of-a-kind cake from Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro of TLC's reality television show "Cake Boss." Valastro's family-owned business, Carlo's Bakery, is opening a location at the mall by the end of the year.
The 5.6 million square foot (520,000 sq. meter) mall with more than 520 stores and 11,000 employees generates $2 billion in economic activity and has more than 40 million visitors every year.
The mall's attractions include an amusement park, an aquarium, an indoor zip line and a mirror maze.