Dundas Square is used to seeing lots of white stuff. Tuesday’s scene had nothing to do with snow or pigeons, though. Dairy Queen set a new Guinness Book of World Records mark for the largest ice cream cake ever. Here are some facts about the sweet feat:
- 22 DQ workers built and iced the cake
- It weighed 10,130.35 kilograms (about 22,000 pounds)
- More than 9,000 kilograms of ice cream was used
- It was made of 91 kilograms of sponge cake
- On top was 136 kilograms of icing and crushed Oreo cookies
- The previous Guinness world record — an almost 8,000 kilogram ice cream cake — was set in 2006 in Beijing
- Dairy Queen built the cake to celebrate its 30th anniversary; it has made 52 million cakes since 1981.
The cake didn’t last long. It was sliced up and passed around to those watching with tongues wagging. Onlookers were asked to make a donation to Sick Kids Hospital.
Denise Hutton, vice-president of marketing at Dairy Queen Canada, told reporters: “It took nearly 100 people over a year to plan for this record attempt, and we couldn’t be happier with the result.”
[Thanks to Julia for the photo]