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Oz bakers target world's biggest lamington record


June 11, 2011 - Melbourne

A baker team in Australia is set to make a new record with the world's biggest edible lamington that might weight between 2500kg to 2800kg.

The Toowoomba team, with 5000-dollars worth of ingredients, giant scales and three months of careful planning, will go for the title on Saturday.

From 8am, bakers will deliver enough blocks of sponge to the Newtown Rugby League clubhouse in Hursley Rd to make a massive cube measuring approximately 2m square.

Julian Lancaster-Smith - a bakery boss in the Garden City - will head a team of 10 on the big bake.

"Originally, we were out to beat Ipswich's big lamington - the 1320kg one created in 2009 and registered with the World Record Academy. I was there when they built it, standing on the sidelines," the Courier Mail quoted him as saying.

"We've since discovered that the Guinness Book of Records has the world record, being a 2360kg lamington built in 1993 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House.

"We've had to up-scale to something weighing well over two tonnes - maybe 2500kg to 2800kg.

"We're working on needing 6500 eggs, 750kg of flour, 750kg of sugar, a 200 litre tank of runny chocolate and 45kg of desiccated coconut," he said.

Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce president Geoff McDonald said the giant lamington would be cut up and distributed in ordinary-sized pieces to the public for a gold coin donation, to raise money for the Give Me Five Kids Fund for the local hospital.

ANI

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