World’s biggest fruitcake brings sweet reward in Nicaragua

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By Fayyaz Sidhu

MANAGUA: About three hundred kids presented a fundraiser in Nicaragua on Sunday and smashed a sweet Guinness Book record, baking the world’s largest fruitcake.

Passing across 500 meters (1,640 feet) – the length of four city blocks – the walloper of a cake was whomped up by Shick Bakery over two days to help local sick children’s charities.

The fruitcake – cracking the scales at a hefty 14,454 kilograms (31,865 pounds) – got the green light from the Guinness organization’s envoy for Latin America, Ralph Hannah, at a brief ceremony in Managua.

Its sweet heftiness edged out a prior record-breaker from Durango, Mexico.

The eye-popper of a fruitcake took 60,000 eggs, 65 bags of flour and sugar weighing 45 kilograms each, 320 margarine containers, 75 buckets of crystallized fruit and 30 buckets of caramel, plus a lot of guava and pineapple jam.

“It’s really yummy,” said Gema Reyes, one of thousands of people who lined up to pay 0.80 dollar for a big piece of a little piece of history. (AFP)

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