At Windsor Cakecraft, we love hearing about what you’ve made with our cake decorating supplies and ingredients, but these cakes go quite a bit further than ordinary home baking! These eight giant cakes are hugely impressive. Some were made to commemorate special events, others to break various world records. Can you beat any of them?
This spectacular 750 pound cake was created by the Naval Station Norfork in Virginia to celebrate the safe return of the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. The top tier is shaped like an aircraft carrier and the ‘deck’ features individually made white chocolate aircraft. Delicious and patriotic.
Made in 1962 for the Seattle World's Fair, the ‘world’s largest birthday cake’ weighed an incredible 25,000 pounds and stood 23 feet tall. It was created by Van De Kamp’s Holland Dutch Bakers in Seattle, and required 10,500 pounds of flour to bake. The figure sitting on top is Paul Bunyan, a legendary giant lumberjack popular in American folklore.
Just Bake, an Indian bakery chain, smashed the world record for the biggest cake in the world in December 2010 with this replica of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai. The cake weighed over 3510 kilograms and ingredients included 150 bottles of rum and 17,500 eggs. Wow.
This gigantic strawberry was made by a bakery in the mountain town of La Trinidad near Manila in the Philippines. It won the Guinness World Record or the largest fruit shortcake and was officially ‘opened’ by Philipine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Three tons of strawberries, a ton of flour and a thousand eggs were used to make the cake.
In 2006, Chinese cake shop workers broke the Guinness Book of Records for the world’s largest ice cream cake with this pastel coloured behemoth. The 8.7 ton cake took the workers 20 days to make and had to be kept constantly refrigerated to stop it from melting. Cold work!
How do you celebrate the birthday of the founder of your business? The pastry team at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur decided to mark the occasion by creating a 130 foot long golden dragon cake in honour of the Berjaya founder in 2012. It took the team 25 days to complete, and weighed half a ton when it was complete.
This huge, chocolatey cake in the shape of the Arab nation of Qatar set a Guinness World Record for the largest cake sculpture in the world. It was commissioned as part of the 2010 Qatar bid for the World Cup in 2022 and took 25 chefs to complete.
This huge cupcake might look like a sculpture, but it’s entirely edible. The giant vanilla sponge was stuffed with buttercream and topped with icing. This Guinness World Record busting cake weighed 150kg and was over a metre high. Ingredients included 35 blocks of butter and 150 litres of cream. Not very healthy, but who cares!
This massive wedding cake weighed an incredible 6.8 tons and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino in Connecticut. They created it as part of their bridal showcase on 8 February 2004. To date- and perhaps unsurprisingly- no one has beaten their world record!