2011-07-14 / Features

Cake being submitted for record


WORLDS LARGEST CANCER RIBBON CAKE? The team from the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church created this 8 by 4-foot cake in an attempt to build the world’s largest cancer ribbon cake. The cake was made from 26 different cake mixes and pieces of it were sold for donation during the 2011 Roscommon County Relay for Life. Pictured are team members Roberta Smith (left) and Nyma Davis. (Photo by Mike Metzger) WORLDS LARGEST CANCER RIBBON CAKE? The team from the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church created this 8 by 4-foot cake in an attempt to build the world’s largest cancer ribbon cake. The cake was made from 26 different cake mixes and pieces of it were sold for donation during the 2011 Roscommon County Relay for Life. Pictured are team members Roberta Smith (left) and Nyma Davis. (Photo by Mike Metzger) The team from Houghton Lake United Methodist Church was busy documenting its attempt at building the world’s largest cancer ribbon cake.

Cake organizer Jacob Betts said the 8 by 4-foot cake was made from 26 cake mixes prepared by five bakers.

“They had to measure the oil by the quart,” he said.

He will submit the information to the Universal Record Database for verification, he said.

“I thought it’d be cool,” he said. “I think it was my dad who mentioned it.”

Roberta Smith of the church said she cut out the design and sized it and her husband helped her make the arch of the ribbon. They tried laying the pattern, which was drawn on roll-end paper from the Resorter, on the floor, but she said they found the process was easier working at the church. They pushed tables together, laid the pattern out and made a cardboard pattern. The pieces of cardboard then held the individual cakes that would be later put together and iced during Relay.

Helping bake the yellow, chocolate and marble cake were Lori Betts, Nyama Davis, Kay Price, Pat Smith and Roberta Smith. Barb Nieman assisted with the crumb layer of icing, so the cake would be easier to frost.

Roberta Smith decorated the top with the ongoing American Cancer Society theme: “Celebrate. Remember. Fight back.” She estimated the cake would serve between 250 and 300 people. The cake was pieced together Saturday morning, with Jacob Betts taking pictures of the entire process.

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