Breaking the Cupcake record in Singapore

Previously held by the United States with just 5,900 cakes, in July 2012 Singapore broke the record for the largest mosaic made of…cupcakes! The dainty individual cakes were born in the US in the 50s, and today come in an infinite array of decorative icing techniques, fruit delicacies, sprinkles or chocolate. And for this new record, 1,200 volunteers baked no fewer than 20,000 cupcakes to mark Singapore’s birthday with a decidedly sweet 16 x 8m display. The cakes were auctioned off for charity after the event.

But these are not the only cakes to be a hit on the island. Originally from China and arriving with its ancestors, the mid-autumn festival is also known for its predictably round and moon-shaped mooncakes. Chinese tea is de rigueur during this traditional celebration, accompanied by these popular, copious and ornately-decorated cakes, consisting of a pastry crust and a variety of fillings including durian, green tea, eggs or beans.

In the Peach Garden restaurants, an original speciality collection has been created, with white lotus seed and Champagne truffles (Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Réserve and chocolate truffles) or even a delicate blend of grapefruit and orange zest.

Gourmet readers take note!

Journey of discovery | Published on: 11 December 2012
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