Mexican chefs make World's Biggest Cheesecake

Monday, January 26 2009 @ 01:08 PM EST

Contributed by: Billy

Using literally a ton of Cream Cheese, a ton of yogurt, 350 kilograms (772 pounds) of pastry, 250 kilograms (551 pounds) of sugar and 150 kilograms (331 pounds) of butter, a group of Mexican Chefs have created the World's Biggest Cheesecake. Apparently there weren't any previous records for the World's Largest Cheesecake, so it was immediately awarded to them by Guinness World Records. I wonder if they use the full-fat or Reduced Fat Cream Cheese?

From: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/01/25/international/i134656S24.DTL

Mexico has long been known for tacos and tequila — but cheesecake? Chef Miguel Angel Quezada says 55 cooks spent 60 hours making the world's biggest cheesecake — a 2-ton calorie bomb topped with strawberries.

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The monster cake used nearly a ton of cream cheese, the same amount of yogurt, 350 kilograms (772 pounds) of pastry, 250 kilograms (551 pounds) of sugar and 150 kilograms (331 pounds) of butter.

Carlos Martinez of Guinness World Records declared the cheesecake the world's largest on Sunday at an event sponsored by Kraft Foods, maker of Philadelphia cream cheese.

There wasn't much competition. Guinness had no previous record for cheesecakes.

Organizers gave out 20,000 slices around Mexico City.


A Mexican chef prepares to taste the Guinness World Record biggest cheesecake in Mexico City, on Sunday. (LUIS ACOSTA / AFP/Getty Images)


Mexican chefs cut the Guinness World Record biggest cheesecake in Mexico City, on Sunday. The biggest cheesecake of the world, with 2,5 meters in diameter, 55 centimeters high and 2 tons of weigth, was distributed among 20,000 people. (LUIS ACOSTA / AFP/Getty Images)


Models wearing angel wings pose next to a huge cheesecake that attempts to set a Guinness World Record in Mexico City, on Sunday. (LUIS ACOSTA / AFP/Getty Images)


Chefs serve what they claim to be the world's largest cheesecake in Mexico City, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. The chefs hope to win a Guinness World Record. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)


Chefs serve pieces from what they claim to be the world's largest cheesecake in Mexico City, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. The chefs hope to win a Guinness World Record. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)


Chefs serve what they claim to be the world's largest cheesecake in Mexico City, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. The chefs hope to win a Guinness World Record. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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