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World’s largest cake to be unveiled in Naija in October Ist Celebrations

Nigeria is expected to make history on October 1, when its caterers build and unveil the world’s largest cake. The 65,000kg cake, will be unveiled at the National Stadium, Abuja, is expected to beat the current Guinness World Records.

By midnight, October 1, a select group of Nigerian caterers and bakers will begin work on a 65ton cake. By noon, the fruit cake, decorated in green and white colours will be unveiled by President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Jonathan will cut the 6ft high cake and Nigerians will have the opportunity to have a share of the ‘national cake’ literally..

The cake, which will be 100ft long and 6ft high, will require the services of at least 2000 persons, and is expected to beat the records of the current world’s largest cake, a 58ton cake which was baked in 1989.

One meal one nation

The organiser of the World’s largest cake project, Victor Oluwafemi, says he has tagged the project, ‘one meal one nation’, in line with the philosophy behind the project.

“The project is a private endeavour which myself and my team thought of. We wanted to do something significant for the 50th anniversary project. We wanted something that would give every Nigerian an opportunity to partake in the celebrations. We knew that the average Nigerian would not have the opportunity to eat the cake that will be presented in the villa,” Mr. Oluwafemi said to NEXT in Abuja.

Mr. Oluwafemi’s team of three spoke enthusiastically of the measures that they are taking to ensure that the cake gets to as many Nigerians as possible. First, every state in the country will receive one ton of the cake and the small team also expects that every tribe in the country will be represented in the Abuja Stadium on October 1, and will have the opportunity to have a bite of the cake.

“This project is supposed to turn the national cake that we always talk about to reality. It will give Nigerians an actual cake to feed on,” Paul Sambo, the team’s head of Strategic business said.

Likening the project to the national pride that comes from winning a football match, the team says that the project was designed to boost the emotions of Nigerians despite the current national challenges.

“This project does not gainsay the fact that the nation has problems up till today. But we need inspiration in order to move forward as a nation. This project was designed with a leadership bias, a leader inspires his people no matter what and that is what we hope to do,” Joseph Yakwo, the third member and the operations officer of the project said.

Making the records book

If the team’s cake must to enter the Guinness World Records, Mr. Oluwafemi and his team will have to start and finish the cake within 24 hours; the team plans to do so in 8.

“We are going to bake the cake in about 8 hours. The cake is going to be baked, cooled and iced on the same day,” Mr. Yakwo said.

The team says that it has been in touch with the officials of the Guinness World Records and that a Guinness adjudicator will arrive from New York to inspect the project from start to finish.

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Comment by Achori Martins Bamidele on August 5, 2010 at 3:02pm
I'm sure we have leaders who know about doing the right things at the right time. Many things are still undone and the led are frowning at your actions. WAKE UP!!!!!!!
Comment by SaintOkocha on August 4, 2010 at 9:47am
Thieves, when they wan chop money they go remember one national programme, give am national name wey go help them carry the money commot.
Comment by Elkanah Birma Daniel on August 3, 2010 at 3:25pm
Well lets just be positive about events in Nigeria Celebrations for once & see what Good fortune this cake will bring to Nigeria.
Comment by Muhammad Awwal Abubakar on August 3, 2010 at 2:39pm
Lets see hows this go down...
Comment by Henry Adedayo Adewuyi on August 3, 2010 at 10:45am
Nah dem sabi, since wen dem dey do am, does it make changes/different?
Comment by Dan Umar on August 3, 2010 at 9:23am
The largest cake indeed. This is the sign of future poverty while the price of gas will soon go up.
Comment by susanjerry on August 3, 2010 at 8:10am
heyyyyy, the cake stand for wat? 1, is it electricity? good roads,and good hospitals? they should eat it themself .
Comment by COLLINS on August 3, 2010 at 7:47am
Can somebody tell us the worth of the cake in terms of naira and kobo
Comment by ALLISON IBIKARI DAGOGO on August 3, 2010 at 7:37am
NA WA OOOO!!!!!
Comment by eddie osas on August 3, 2010 at 12:19am
kai somebody don hammer! somebody don enter guinness book of new $ millionaire! nna men who wise no dey fall for dis country oh.by this, mr oluwafemi and co will get their own share of the national cake.
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