Some of the easiest world records to set are food records, because even though it isn’t easy to build a giant food item, it is a heck of a lot easier than, say, being the fastest person up Mount Everest. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the world’s largest cupcake was unveiled this past weekend. It measured 12 inches tall and 24 inches wide, which is much smaller than I would have expected it to be, but it weighed in at an impressive 150.7-lbs. This figure included 60-lbs of frosting and 15-lbs of fudge filling. The cupcake was made by cakes.com, which is run by cake-decoration supplier DecoPac.
Personally, I think that the line in between a cake and a cupcake is a little fuzzy at this scale. Part of the point of a cupcake is that it is a cup-sized cake. Even the Giant Cupcake Pan from Wilton seems to acknowledge that it is just a cake shaped like a cupcake. Is that all this giant cupcake really is? A cake shaped like a cupcake? It’s still tasty looking, no matter what you decide to call it in the end.
Speaking of ends, most record-setting foods are sliced up and shared with onlookers. This cupcake was shipped out to a pig farm after it was measured and photographed at the Mall of America. About 4,000 smaller cupcakes were given out to onlookers.