Three metres tall and weighing 750kg! World’s largest Mandela cake unveiled

28 July 2018 - 17:55 By Timeslive
750kg Nelson Mandela cake is unveiled. Ndaba Mandela was present at the unveiling on July 28, 2018 at Sandton City’s Centre Court.
750kg Nelson Mandela cake is unveiled. Ndaba Mandela was present at the unveiling on July 28, 2018 at Sandton City’s Centre Court.
Image: Alaister Russell

Weighing a massive 750kg and standing a whopping three metres tall‚ the world’s largest Madiba cake was unveiled by Nelson Mandela’s grandchildren‚ Ndaba and Andile Mandela‚ on Saturday as part of centenary celebrations for the father of the nation.

It took six bakers led by cake artist Dorothy Klerck‚ and including 10-year old cancer survivor Khyla Korb‚ five days to complete the vanilla‚ chocolate and red velvet cake‚ which was on display on Saturday at Sandton City’s Centre Court.

The shopping centre partnered with Cupcakes of Hope‚ a non-profit organisation which draws awareness to childhood cancer and raises funds for children with cancer by baking cupcakes‚ on the massive bake which will be entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest Mandela cake.

Ingredients included 1‚200 eggs‚ 100 kilograms of buttercream‚ 290 kilograms of chocolate‚ 60 kilograms of fondant and 175 kilograms of flour.

“The biggest challenge was the time restraint‚ and having to work away from my studio. But I enjoyed being part of such an immense project‚ knowing that the awareness and funds raised will assist children battling with cancer‚” said Klerck.


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