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Mexicans bake 720-metre-long holiday cake

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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 Mexico City - Bakers in Mexico City on Sunday assembled a 720-metre, 10-ton traditional Three Kings cake in the capital's main square. Mexican officials said it was the largest ever Rosca de Reyes, a traditional cake to celebrate Epiphany, or Three Kings Day.

 

The effort to set a Guinness world record also corresponds to Mexico's kick-off of celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of its independence from Spain and 100 years since the Mexican revolution.

 

The giant cake was assembled outside Mexico City's cathedral and national palace. Bakers put together pieces ranging from 45 centimetres to 65 metres long and more than a metre wide.

 

Some 7,568 kilogrammes of flour, 56,880 eggs and 3,700 kilogrammes of butter were used to make the cake, which organizers estimate contains 254,000 portions.

 

The Rosca de Reyes is normally a dry cake in the shape of a wreath eaten on Three Kings Day, which marks the arrival of the Three Kings to visit the baby Jesus in Christian tradition. A small figure of the baby Jesus is hidden inside the dough and under Mexican tradition the person who finds the figure must pay for the meal on the February 2 feast marking the presentation of Jesus at the temple.

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/301923,mexicans-bake-720-metre-long-holiday-cake.html

by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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1bluediamond
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

I wonder if they mind being referred to as Mexican? (note earlier post) LOL

I wonder how much this feasts cost if one is to find baby Jesus?

tericared
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 10:01 PM


Quoting 1bluediamond:

I wonder if they mind being referred to as Mexican? (note earlier post) LOL

I wonder how much this feasts cost if one is to find baby Jesus?


The cost I am sure a big chunk of change....

tericared
by on Jan. 3, 2010 at 10:07 PM

lol I just saw that comment about no longer being a Mexican,,,wow most ignorant thing I've ever seen.... 

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