Pune bakers create 1,970 kg chocolate modak cake, eye Guiness World Record

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 24 August 2017

Chefs from 'The Cake House' created this mammoth wonder to mark 125 years of public Ganeshotsav in Pune 

Pune: This Ganeshotsav, Narhe-based 'The Cake House' attempted to set a Guinness World Record by baking largest chocolate 'modak' cake weighing whopping 1,970 kg in Pune.

This record was made to mark the completion of the 125th year of Shrimant Dagadusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganapati in public Ganesh festival in Pune. 

This record was made at Annabhau Sathe Auditorium in Bibvewadi. 

Around 16 chefs prepared this cake in 8 hours. At a ceremony held in Pune, District Guardian Minister Girish Bapat, Corporator Hemant Rasne, and Trust Chairman Ashok Godse were present.

Swapnil Dangarikar of Guinness Records said that the earlier record was set in Spain in the year 2009 when a cake weighing 1,049 kg was prepared. The organisers of this event held in Pune shared that the baking for this cake made in Pune started at 1 pm on August 23 and ended at 11.30 pm on the same day.

Dharmanath Gaikwad who guided a team of chefs said that 1,000 kg cake powder, 1,000 kg chocolate truffle and 50-litre cream was used to prepare this chocolate modak cake. 

The cake is 23 x 35 feet and the team was preparing for this attempt for last three days. The cake will be offered as Prasad to small children participating in eco-friendly idol making competition at Sanas ground.

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