Welsh Town Bakes in Glory with Largest Welsh Cake
It’s official: A small town Wales made the cut for a Guinness World Record, and it was a piece of cake.
Guinness World Records announced that a giant Welsh cake made in the town of Bala, which was five feet wide and weighed 48 pounds, set the record for the biggest Welsh cake — at least that they’d seen. Welsh cake is a traditional dessert made with flour, sultanas, raisins, and sometimes currants, and seasoned with nutmeg and cinnamon.
— Daily Post Wales (@dailypostwales) July 22, 2014
The cake was made on St. David’s Day, a national holiday celebrating the patron saint of Wales held on March 1 each year, by four chefs from Bala, Wales. The chefs rolled and cooked a Welsh cake during the St. David’s Day celebrations, and cooked it over a charcoal fire. After being successfully flipped to cook evenly, which brought on cheers from the crowed, the Welsh cake was cut into 200 pieces and sold out within 15 minutes.
The chefs raised nearly $1,370 from the sale of the cake, all of which was donated to charity.