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Giant honey cake weighing over 1 tonne baked in Sevastopol

July 28, 2014, 1:45 UTC+3 SEVASTOPOL
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SEVASTOPOL, July 28. /ITAR-TASS/. A record-breaking giant honey cake weighing over a tonne has been baked in the Russian Black Sea port city of Sevastopol, a representative of the Russian committee for record registering told Itar-Tass on Sunday.

“This is an unprecedented giant honey cake. It is Russia’s first such cake,” said Viktor Shchankin.

The cake weighing 1,016 kilograms was baked at the Lukomorye children’s eco-park. The park’s head, Nikolai Pomogalov, received a special certificate attesting that this cake would be entered into the next edition of Russia’s Book of Planet Records.

Pomogalov said he wanted to bake such a cake on the occasion of Sevastopol’s, which is the home base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, most favorite holiday, the Russian Navy Day marked on the last Sunday of July. “In Russia, holidays have always been associated with honey cakes,” he said.

It took 580 kilograms of flour, 200 kilograms of sugar, 92 kilograms of honey, 50 kilograms of margarine, 50 kilograms of vegetable oil and 50 kilograms of marmalade to cook 290 smaller cakes that were arranged into a bigger cake measuring 5.5 by 4.5 metres.

“We made an original filling of honey and marmalade,” said Pyotr Poberezhny, the chief food technologist of the project. “We baked it like in a fairytale - for three days and three nights. The task was to make a one-tonne cake. We have surpassed it. It was not an easy job but we enjoyed it.

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