The World's Largest Cupcake
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) August 11, 2009
On August 15th, 2009, http://www.GourmetGiftBaskets.com will break the Guinness Book of World Records record for the World's Largest Cupcake. In doing so, Gourmet Gift Basket will put a definitive end to the "Cupcake Wars" that have been raging in the gourmet food community for the last two years. The cupcake most recently crowned "The World's Largest Cupcake" on July 20, 2009 for a cupcake weighed in at only 151 pounds, and stood just one foot tall by two feet wide.
The GourmetGiftBaskets.com cupcake will deal a crushing blow to all previous record attempts. It will weigh a whopping 7,000 pounds and tower over 7 feet tall!
This enormous cupcake should put a definitive end to the Cupcake Wars. Or will it . . .
The cupcake will be transported to the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise in Detroit, MI, the world's largest one-day celebration of classic car culture that attracts over 1.5 million visitors, in the early morning of August 15th and delivered on-site at 7:30 am. It will be on display at the Dream Cruise, from 9 am-12 pm. At noon, a celebration will take place, with a Guinness Book of World Record's representative announcing to the world the new record. Attendees will be invited to taste the record breaking cupcake and to pose for photos with donations collected for Susan G. Komen's Passionately Pink for the Cure.
Made of over $10,000 worth of ingredients, this vanilla cupcake, filled with vanilla custard, will be baked at 280 degrees for about 24 hours in a six foot wide, six foot tall oven, on August 14th. After baking, a crane will lift the oven off the cupcake and a forklift will raise the cupcake and place it into a refrigerated truck. The massive cupcake will travel unfrosted, 52 miles from Jensen Industries to the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise. A forklift will be on-site at Woodward and 13th Mile to lift the cupcake from the truck to the display area for frosting, sampling and photo opportunities.
Baker George Algarin and his team from Merengue Bakery (the team that baked the giant cupcake for Paris Hilton's "My New BFF" MTV show) will create the cupcake and Jeff Fadler of Jensen Industries' industrial ovens, has already created a custom mold and will bake the giant cupcake in a suitably giant oven. To see preparations, visit:
GourmetGiftBaskets.com was named the internet's fastest growing retailer in 2008 by Internet Retailer magazine, and was recently named to the Inc. Magazine "Inc. 500" list as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. After always dreaming of breaking a world record, GourmetGiftBaskets.com president, Ryan Abood (30) and director of corporate sales, Mike Howard (31) will be using their gourmet food expertise to achieve their shared life-long dream of breaking a Guinness Book of World Records record. Abood and Howard wanted to break a Guinness World Record, and make it a meaningful one. So, they reached out to Algarin, who had already built a giant cupcake in an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records Record only months ago, but was disqualified on a technicality. When they spoke to Algarin about how they might go about making a giant cupcake, he said, "I want in!" and this dream-team partnership was formed.
This event will also raise money, through the sale of pieces of the world's largest cupcake, and donations for photos with the world's largest cupcake, to benefit Susan G. Komen's Passionately Pink for the Cure, a program encouraging people to wear pink, raise funds and fight breast cancer.
GourmetGiftBaskets.com has been making unique, upscale, gourmet gift baskets for the discerning consumer since 2002. Since then, they've been working to introduce their customers to the finest gourmet foods on the market. They take their work seriously; they source from over 600 different gourmet food suppliers to bring our customers only the finest gourmet foods in beautiful, reusable baskets. Whether an anniversary, birthday, holiday, or the closing of a major business deal, GourmetGiftBaskets.com takes pride in knowing that our customers send Gourmet Gift Baskets to highlight some of the most important events in their lives. For more information, visit http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com or call (866) 842-1050.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is now the world's largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with more than $1.3 billion invested to date. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit http://www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.