- A world record setting Mandela cake has been unveiled in Sandton City
- The 750kg, 3m tall cake is part of the Mandela centenary celebrations as well as to raise funds for children fighting cancer
- The cake will be entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the largest ever Mandela cake to be baked
At three metres tall and a whopping 750kg the largest Nelson Mandela cake in the world has been revealed by the father of the nation's grandchildren, Ndaba and Andile Mandela.
The Saturday reveal was part of the ongoing centenary celebrations for Nelson Mandela. It took six bakers under the supervision of Dorothy Klerck, a cake artist and a 10-year-old cancer survivor Khyla Korb to complete the cake.
The construction of the mega cake took five days and includes vanilla, red velvet and chocolate and is currently on display at Sandton City's Centre Court.
Sandton City has partnered with Cupcakes of Hope, a non-profit organistaion which helps spread awareness of childhood cancer and raises much needed funds for children suffering from cancer. The funds are raised through the sale of cupcakes.
The massive cake is a world first and has set a new record and as such will be entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the largest Mandela cake ever baked.
The ingredients reads like a royal wedding cake, with 1,200 eggs, 100 kgs of buttercream, 290 kgs of chocolate, 60 kgs of fondant and 175 kgs of flour.
Klerck said the biggest challenge was not the size of the cake but the deadline in which it had to be completed but she enjoyed working on such an amazing project which has raised funds for children fighting cancer.
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