India Displays Most Impressive Cake Ever

Decorating By cownsj Updated 14 Jan 2011 , 2:17am by cownsj

cownsj Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 12:43am
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OMG, I just stumbled upon this cake. You have to see it....
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Showcased during the 36th Annual Cake Exhibition, the sweet replica of Mumbais Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is definitely this years star of the show. Its made out of approximately five tons of sugar, and at 22 feet long and 14 feet wide, its about to enter the record books as the biggest cake ever made in India."

http://www.odditycentral.com/news/india-displays-most-impressive-cake-ever-in-bangalore.html#more-22297

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infinitsky Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 12:54am
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So amazing!!!!!!! Thanks for posting it....

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 1:00am
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That is awesome!! icon_biggrin.gif

cownsj Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 1:02am
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Ok, who on here is going to figure out how many servings that cake is, and how much they should charge for it???????

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playingwithsugar Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 1:24am
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It's beautiful, but I prefer the Plaza Hotel cake that Ron Ben-Israel and his team did for the hotel's anniversary. It's not as large, but the detail is gorgeous. They got it down to the littlest nook and cranny. Unfortunately, the pic I had is still in the belly of my old, dead computer, so I can't show you. Maybe someone else still has it.

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pmarks0 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 1:25am
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Apparently 15 people worked on the cake for almost 18,000 man hours and almost two months. It was made with five tonnes of sugar, and measured 22 feet in length and 14 feet in width. "All the structures were built using sugarcane and edible gelatine and colours."
If you check this link you'll see some up close pics that she they had people on the model as well.

http://anthony-samson.blogspot.com/2010/12/36th-annual-nilgiris-cake-show-2010.html

JulieMN Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 1:30am
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That is quite a cake indeed!

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 1:42am
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

It's beautiful, but I prefer the Plaza Hotel cake that Ron Ben-Israel and his team did for the hotel's anniversary. It's not as large, but the detail is gorgeous. They got it down to the littlest nook and cranny. Unfortunately, the pic I had is still in the belly of my old, dead computer, so I can't show you. Maybe someone else still has it.

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I was thinking the same thing -- the Plaza cake was awesome!! I'm thinking it was bigger though, I have a picture with RBI standing next to it.

doramoreno62 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:04am
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Meh, whats the big deal? I could whip that up in a weekend.....NOT!
Awesome cake!

pmarks0 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:08am
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simplysouthern Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:08am
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Holy CAKE BATMAN!!!!!!!! That's insane!

cownsj Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:09am
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I hadn't heard about the Plaza cake, so I had to go looking. Here is one photo of it. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/galleries/plazas_100th/plazas_100th.html

They did price out this one... lol

"At 12 feet, more than 3,900 pounds and $120,000, it's the mother of all birthday cakes.
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White-gloved waiters presented some 1,000 guests with silver trays of precut White Cloud Vanilla Cake with Cookies 'n' Cream buttercream, while the mini-Plaza stood untouched.

"It's constructed like a gingerbread house and smells like a giant cookie," Ben-Israel said. "At $120 apiece, it's a bargain!"

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/10/02/2007-10-02_plaza_hotel_celebrates_100th_birthday_wi.html

And there are threads everyday about people who won't pay $120 for a whole cake..... icon_surprised.gif

Thanks pmarks0 for posting the closeups of the cake from India too.

playingwithsugar Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:13am
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Oh, and his cakes taste even better than they look. He graced us with a tasting every week that we attended his gumpaste flowers class. His banana cake is my favorite.

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cownsj Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:17am
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Oh, and his cakes taste even better than they look. He graced us with a tasting every week that we attended his gumpaste flowers class. His banana cake is my favorite.

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Ya know, that's just mean.............

You got to take his class AND taste his cake, EVERY WEEK. It's just not fair..... icon_lol.gif (Do I look good in this shade of green?????)

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