30. 10. 12. - 16:22
Seiersberg bake a record
These pastry chefs have just creamed off a new world title - after whipping up an astonishing two-and-a-half ton sponge cake.
The great Austrian bake off - created to celebrate the town coat of arms of Seiersberg in Styria - took more than 3,000 eggs and thousands of kilos of flour, sugar and fruit mixed with gallons of milk, say organisers.
Head chef Werner Russ explained: "It is a normal cake mixture, with a biscuit base, normal cream filling, and is topped with around 500 kilos of fruit.'
"We began with around 200 kilos of blackberries then added pineapple and strawberries.
"Despite its size, it really is a very light, tasty sponge cake," he added.
A team of chefs worked for three days to create the monster munch in a sports hall because no kitchen was big enough to take the specially designed 16ft by 25ft cake tin.
Now organisers are contacting Guinness World Records officials to claim the title for the world's largest coat of arms cake.
"We were very proud of it. Especially when people ate 10,000 pieces of it the next day when we cut it into slices," said Russ.