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Colossal Cupcakes
Baker Teri Cahn poses with one of the colossal cupcakes in Boca Raton, Fla.
Baker Teri Cahn poses with one of the colossal cupcakes in Boca Raton, Fla.
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Competition has been hot for the title of World's Largest Cupcake. Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman held the record briefly, until Guinness World Record officials realized he'd baked his entry in two parts. Then Cakes.com whipped up a little 151-pound, fudge-filled cupcake in July 2009 to grab the title. They held on for less than a month before Detroit competitor GourmetGiftBaskets.com concocted a 2 million-calorie cupcake to raise money for Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. It just barely made its Aug. 15, 2009, debut at a classic car show.

The cupcake was a scaled-down, hastily created second attempt for GourmetGiftBaskets.com. The original goal was a 7,000 pound cupcake, but that confection was so heavy it broke the specially built 8-foot by 8-foot oven. Even the smaller cupcake required a forklift to move it. The eventual size was 10 feet around, 4 feet high and 1,224 pounds.

But not long after that, in October 2009, another attempt by two companies in Boca Raton, Fla., resulted in the most recent record breaker: a 1,316-pound cupcake for the Think Pink Rocks breast cancer fundraiser. Who knows how big the next colossal cupcake will be?


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