On October 8, 2011, the world's largest cupcake was produced in Georgetown, Texas, USA. This sweet and delicious treat weighed a staggering 2,080 pounds and measured 8 feet in diameter.
The Making of the Giant Cupcake
The cupcake was produced by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and the Georgetown Main Street Program in partnership with Texas Star Bakery. The cupcake was made using a specially constructed steel cupcake pan that was 8 feet in diameter and 1 foot deep.
The recipe for the cupcake was based on a traditional vanilla cupcake recipe, with some adjustments made to accommodate the large quantity of ingredients needed. The cupcake was filled with vanilla buttercream and vanilla cake. The icing was made from powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract. The cupcake was decorated with fondant, food coloring and edible glitter.
To make the cupcake, the batter was first prepared and poured into the pan. The pan was then placed in a giant oven, where it was baked for three hours. Once the cupcake was baked, it was taken out of the oven and iced with the vanilla buttercream and decorated with fondant, food coloring and edible glitter.
The Size of the Cupcake
The finished cupcake was an impressive sight. The cupcake was 8 feet in diameter and 1 foot deep. It weighed a staggering 2,080 pounds. To put that into perspective, the average cupcake weighs around 2-3 ounces.
The Significance of the Cupcake
The world's largest cupcake was produced as a community event and fundraiser for the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and the Georgetown Main Street Program. The cupcake was served to the public, with proceeds going to support the Chamber and the Main Street program.
The cupcake also holds a Guinness World Record for being the largest cupcake ever produced.